Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck, in an Oscar- & Golden Globe-winning performance, leads this drama from writer-director (and playwright) Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me).

Lee (Affleck) leads a solitary existence as a janitor, but is forced to return to his small coastal hometown after the death of his brother (Kyle Chandler). There, he juggles the new responsibility of being a guardian to his teenage nephew with painful memories, personal demons that plague him. Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, and Gretchen Mol co-star.

Best Actor (Affleck) and Original Screenplay, Academy Awards 2017; Best Leading Actor (Affleck) and Original Screenplay, BAFTAs 2017; Best Actor in a Drama (Affleck), Golden Globes 2017
2016Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language and content that may disturb136 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent

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Manchester by the Sea / Reviews

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

For an Oscar hopeful, writer/director Kenneth (You Can Count On Me, Margaret) Lonergan's wry, wrenching drama begins in about as mundane a manner as can be.

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Vulture

Vulture

Its world is cruel and chaotic, but it unfolds with purpose and grace.

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Variety

Variety

[A] beautifully textured, richly enveloping drama about how a death in the family forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew.

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Time Out

Time Out

An emotional powerhouse with the weave of great literature.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

"Manchester by the Sea" is a finely shaded portrait, a study in individual misery set in a place that is observed with care and affection.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Manchester-by-the-Sea is a study of family dysfunction and the worse loss imaginable, but one held back by the fact it's all filtered through Affleck's withdrawn lead.

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Stuff

Stuff

I quite happily cried my eyes out twice watching this film.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Although filled to the brim with star power and chock-full of the most dramatic extremes of the human experience, Manchester by the Sea never feels big or bloated or "too much".

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

"Manchester By the Sea" is heartbreaking yet somehow heartening, a film that just wallops you with its honesty, its authenticity and its access to despair.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A wrenching family tragedy is dramatised with the depth of a high-quality American stage piece in Manchester by the Sea.

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