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Manchester by the Sea

Movie
2016
2h 18m
R
English
Drama
User Score: 
7.9
Critic Score: 
96
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After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Manchester by the Sea Poster

Manchester by the Sea

R
Movie
2016
2h 18m
English
Drama
After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
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CRITIC SCORE
96

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Casey Affleck
Lee Chandler
Michelle Williams
Randi Chandler
Kyle Chandler
Joe Chandler
Lucas Hedges
Patrick Chandler
Gretchen Mol
Elise Chandler
Ben OBrien
Young Patrick Chandler
Josh Hamilton
Wes (Joe's Lawyer)
Tate Donovan
Hockey Coach
Richard Donelly
Mr. Martinez (1st Tenant)
Virginia Loring Cooke
Mrs. Groom (2nd Tenant)
Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Marianne (3rd Tenant)
Missy Yager
Mrs. Olsen (4th Tenant)
Ben Hanson
Bartender
Lewis D Wheeler
1st Businessman at Bar
Anthony Estrella
2nd Businessman at Bar
Susan Pourfar
Nurse Irene
Robert Sella
Dr. Muller
Ruibo Qian
Dr. Bethany
Tom Kemp
Stan Chandler
Directed By: Kenneth Lonergan
Written By: Kenneth Lonergan

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Jo Murray says...
5 years ago
What a load of crap. The acting was dreadful. Give this a wide berth if possible. Story line was rubbish too. Total thumbs down for me.
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chazTV says...
5 years ago
A family tragedy strikes and becomes intermingled with a previous deep, tragic loss. Resolution reflects love of family and while it wasn't the happiest of endings, it was something that might have actually happened in real-life. Well acted, well written -- tears guaranteed.
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runstop says...
6 years ago
This is a captivating, immersive depiction of true life. Real characters moving through a tough time.
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ianhouser says...
5 years ago
I'm a bit torn about this film. I enjoyed it, but almost solely because of the authenticity of the characters. It is a very jarring experience watching something so raw. When the screen faded to black I was disappointed because I didn't feel that the ending justified the painful journey.
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1treehillbilly
CONTAINS SPOILERS6/10  5 years ago
I am a little conflicted about Manchester by the Sea and maybe i need to give it another viewing. I love a slow burner, full of conversation and endings that go nowhere and as a father myself i can fully empathize with the main characters. I mean what could be worse than what Lee and Randi go throu More
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AndrewBloom
CONTAINS SPOILERS9/10  5 years ago
[9.0/10] There are some losses that you can’t come back from, that change you so fundamentally that even the most vital pulls and connections cannot bring you out of it. That is the core idea at the center of Manchester by the Sea. It is a film about grief, how we deal with it, and how its tendril More
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Dave
4 years ago
I watched this movie based on its high score, I found the movie to be too long and maybe should have been edited down to 90 minutes or less. I usually go for exteneded versions of movies as I like to really get into the characters and don't normally like it to be over to quickly.
This was one of th More
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lasttimeisaw
4 years ago
American dramatist Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature, after his career has been punishingly stalled by the ill-fated MARGARET (2011), made in 2005 as a much-anticipated follow-up to his sterling debut YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (2000), then embroiled in the lawsuit purgatory with the film’s producers an More
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