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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being featured on the poster, Michelle Williams is in the film for less than twelve minutes (less than 10% of the film's runtime). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

Chérubin
Written by Jules Massenet
Performed by Münchner Rundfunkorchester (as Munich Radio Orchestra) and the Bavarian State Opera Chorus (as Choir Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera)
Mezzo-soprano: Frederica Von Stade
Bass Vocal: Samuel Ramey
Soprano: June Anderson and Dawn Upshaw
Courtesy of Sony Classical
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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