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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

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

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Joe Chandler
Richard Donelly ...
Mr. Martinez (1st Tenant)
Virginia Loring Cooke ...
Mrs. Groom (2nd tenant)
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Marianne (3rd Tenant)
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Mrs. Olsen (4th Tenant)
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Mr. Emery (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
Ben Hanson ...
Bartender
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Sharon
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1st Businessman at Bar
Anthony Estrella ...
2nd Businessman at Bar
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George
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Nurse Irene
Robert Sella ...
Dr. Muller
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Storyline

An Uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Unknowing he is to be the guardian and struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distancing himself from his past.

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$256,498 (USA) (18 November 2016)

Gross:

$35,161,778 (USA) (12 January 2017)
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Trivia

Both Kara Hayward and Lucas Hedges appeared in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (2012). See more »

Goofs

In the emotional scene where Randi apologizes to Lee, her mouth sometimes can be seen moving from a back shot even though she is not talking. See more »

Quotes

Lee Chandler: I can't beat it. I can't beat it. I'm sorry.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'
Courtesy of the Ray Charles Foundation
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II (as Oscar Hammerstein)
Composed by Richard Rodgers
Performed by Ray Charles
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It's as good as everyone is saying it is.
20 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's just a well crafted picture.

Casey Affleck fits into this role like a glove, and he was amazing in it. If he were to win an Oscar for this one that would make sense completely.

Manchester by the Sea has Affleck as uncle Lee, a janitor in Boston whose brother dies and is forced by the will to take care of his nephew, a task he's not up to.

The movie is very real and strangely raw to be filmed so beautifully (but I am a sucker for movies shot in the winter). It's slow moving enough to notice but not enough to bore you, cause that's life.

What really grasp me about Manchester by the Sea is how clumsy it is. So many scenes in which the dramatic punches are ruined by everyday life. It's just not fake like a lot of movies are usually. It had the guts to keep in all those awkward moments that humans go through knowing that we would relate, and it does this without skipping on the romance you would find in dramas like this.

It's all the real emotions people go through when life gives you a curve ball, yet life does not allow you a time out. Great movie! Amazing performance by Affleck!!

A must see.


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