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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

R | | Drama | 16 December 2016 (USA)
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A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

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Mrs. Groom (2nd tenant)
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Marianne (3rd Tenant)
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Mr. Emery (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
Ben Hanson ...
Lenny - the bartender
Mary Mallen ...
Sharon
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1st Businessman at Bar
Anthony Estrella ...
2nd Businessman at Bar
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Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Written by Jwelch5742

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Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Manchester junto al mar  »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,223,828 (USA) (18 December 2016)

Gross:

$47,695,120 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The skating rink where Patrick's hockey practice takes place was so authentic that barely any changes were made to it. Dejong states, "It's a beautiful vintage rink with wooden bleachers. It has a lot of texture and beautiful natural light." See more »

Goofs

When Lee drops Patrick off at school and asks if he's going to Godspell, Patrick's window is all the way down, but when the scene cuts to Lee driving off, the window is in motion and nearly up all the way. Not enough time has passed for the window to be in this position. See more »

Quotes

Lee Chandler: Do you actually have sex with these girls?
Patrick: Well, we don't just play computer games.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Manchester by the Sea (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Pifa (Pastoral Symphony) -The Messiah
Written by George Frideric Handel
Performed by Musica Sacra Chorus & Musica Sacra Orchestra (as Orchestra)
Conducted by Richard Westenburg
Courtesy of Sony Classical
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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How did this film qualify for any award?
20 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Turgid, sloooooow, glacier-like pace. Not helped by the limited emotional range of Afleck which ranges from la belle indifference to overwhelming rage in a heartbeat. Although in color, the location , season, and costumes make this a virtually black and white film. Not-so-pregnant pauses riddle the film in homage to European tradition and contributing to boredom squared. If I had to pay for this at a theater I would have demanded my money back. I should ask Amazon Prime to compensate me for the wasted two hours that I could have spent more productively.


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