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
The town was called Manchester until 1989, when resident Edward Corley led a highly controversial campaign to formally change its name to Manchester-by-the-Sea. The action was passed by the state legislature that year. See more »
When Lee gets home and sees Suzy on the couch, the three drawings hanging from the fireplace mantle appear and disappear between shots. See more »
The end credits rolls on with background of nature, boats and the town, in particular the scenic beaches. See more »
In Australia, the film was originally passed MA-15+ uncut, however the distributors opted to re-edit the audio and cut the length of the film, in order to remove every use of the term 'c-t' and 'motherf--er'. Following these changes the film was later re-classified and the rating was lowered to 'M'. See more »
It is a calm film you can see it with facility, the resource of flashbacks is well employed in the movie, the acting of Casey Affleck seems to be rare at the beginning, but as you know the character you realize why is it like that. Very good acting, the photography also is awesome.
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