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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lee Chandler
... Young Patrick
... Joe Chandler
Richard Donelly ... Mr. Martinez (1st Tenant)
Virginia Loring Cooke ... Mrs. Groom (2nd tenant)
... Marianne (3rd Tenant)
... Mrs. Olsen (4th Tenant)
... Mr. Emery (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
Ben Hanson ... Lenny - the bartender
... Sharon
... 1st Businessman at Bar
Anthony Estrella ... 2nd Businessman at Bar
... George
... Nurse Irene
Robert Sella ... Dr. Muller
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$256,498, 20 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$47,695,120, 21 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,201,310, 19 March 2017
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Trivia

The scene of Michelle driving up in her car was very well prepared given the technical requirements of working with a fire. The cast and crew filmed as many takes as much house they had left to burn, but inevitably ended up using the first or second take for the movie. See more »

Goofs

Flipped shot. When Lee and Patrick leave the funeral home, Lee wears a toque with its logo on the right side of his head. In subsequent shots, the logo on the toque moves to the left of his head. See more »

Quotes

Lee Chandler: And if you're gonna freak out every time that you see a frozen chicken, I think we should go to the hospital. I don't know anything about this.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: JB Smoove/Sean Giambrone/Studio C (2017) See more »

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Manchester By The Sea Chorale
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Written by Lesley Barber
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An extremely depressing film for me.
22 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

The film is long and slow but just about gets away with it. I did not realise that death was such a major part of this film. My partner died 3 months ago so I can relate to a bereavement situation now - previously it wouldn't have had anything like the same impact. I found the movie had a depressing effect. I guess there are a real lot of twilight zombie people out there only just holding it together.


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