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Manchester by the Sea (2016)Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Kenneth Lonergan's third film is honest, strange, and affecting drama.

Drama

9.0

movie

United States of America

English

A-list actors, Challenging, Character-driven

2016

Kenneth Lonergan

Anna Baryshnikov, Ben O'Brien, C.J. Wilson

138 min

Synopsis

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.

Our Take

9.0
Bilal Zouheir

Winning him Best Director at the Academy Awards, Kenneth Lonergan’s drama Manchester By the Sea is a delicate and profound study of loss and grief—and a true triumph. Its focus on characters, well-paced unfolding as well as world-class acting are only equal to the very best of European dramas. This type of quiet exploration of the possibility that grief cannot be overcome has rarely been successful in American cinema, if ever. The last best attempt was probably You Can Count on Me. Originally a playwright, this is Lonergan’s third film and Manchester by the Sea is where he unveils his full potential. It follows a depressed handyman, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), who leads a quiet but angry life. After his brother dies, he returns to his hometown only to discover that he is the only left to take care of his teenage nephew. There, he is confronted with his past and the blue-collar community from which he was raised. Co-produced by Matt Damon, it grossed around $80 million on a budget of $8.5 million. One of the most noted films of 2016.

Comments

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Amirkia

I had a breakdown after watching this brilliant movie . after the movie “HER” it is the best movie Ive ever seen .

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sam

One of the best movies I’ve ever watched.

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Bill Klimko

I was depressed for three days. Even a quart of ice cream did not help.

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