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Year by the Sea (2016)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 September 2017 (USA)
Hoping to reclaim who she was before marriage and children, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod where she embarks upon a quest to set herself free.


Alexander Janko


Joan Anderson (book), Alexander Janko (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Credited cast:
Yannick Bisson ... Cahoon
Karen Allen ... Joan
Celia Imrie ... Erikson
Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Luce
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Liz
Jane Hajduk ... Judy
Michael Cristofer ... Robin
Amy Van Nostrand ... Brenda
Anastasia Tsikhanava ... Tony
Andria Blackman ... Mannequin woman
Zachariah Supka ... Joseph
Alvin Epstein Alvin Epstein ... Erik Erikson
Tyler Haines ... Andrew
Evan DiMartino ... Lee
Austin J. Ryan Austin J. Ryan ... young Andrew (as Austin Ryan)


Hoping to reclaim who she was before marriage and children, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod where she embarks upon a quest to set herself free.

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It's never too late to reclaim your life...


Comedy | Drama | Romance








Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Year By The Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Filmed on location in Cape Cod. See more »

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An Important Film for women AND men!
11 November 2016 | by jlipson-17072See all my reviews

An excellent film! Alexander Janko's screenplay masterfully combines Joan Anderson's first three books into a moving film which tells a story that women AND men can identify with...the story of reclaiming ourselves at mid-life, finding our authenticity, learning to live and laugh and find fulfillment in self and, ultimately, in relationships. The film is beautiful in scenery, music, insight and depth. Joan's story and Janko's screenplay bring the viewer moments of laughter mixed with moments of insight and clarity, substance and depth. There are lessons to learn from watching Joan's story unfold and, if we pay attention, we can all use the wisdom in this movie to help us journey towards a more authentic and fulfilling life. And while it appears to be a film for women, my husband and my 31 year old son enjoyed this film immensely (which brought me great pride in the men that they are!) This is an important film and one worth seeing!

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