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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

R | | Drama | 16 December 2016 (USA)
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An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

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Cast

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Joe Chandler
Richard Donelly ...
Mr. Martinez (1st Tenant)
Virginia Loring Cooke ...
Mrs. Groom (2nd tenant)
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Marianne (3rd Tenant)
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Mrs. Olsen (4th Tenant)
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Mr. Emery (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
Ben Hanson ...
Bartender
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Sharon
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1st Businessman at Bar
Anthony Estrella ...
2nd Businessman at Bar
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George
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Nurse Irene
Robert Sella ...
Dr. Muller
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An Uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Unknowing he is to be the guardian and struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distancing himself from his past.

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Drama

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$256,498 (USA) (18 November 2016)

Gross:

$35,161,778 (USA) (12 January 2017)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Manchester-by-the-sea is a real town on the north shore of Massachusetts. See more »

Goofs

Patrick explains to Lee why he can't move to Boston, listing reasons he is locked into his life in Manchester. At one point he says "I'm on the hockey team, I'm on the basketball team." Both sports are played during the winter season in Massachusetts making it impossible for Patrick to participate in both. See more »

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Randi Chandler: I said a lot of terrible things to you. My heart was broken, and I know yours is broken, too.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Manchester by the Sea (2016) See more »

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Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'
Courtesy of the Ray Charles Foundation
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II (as Oscar Hammerstein)
Composed by Richard Rodgers
Performed by Ray Charles
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A Really Dramatic Drama
14 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think your enjoyment of this movie will be determined by what you expect from your movie- going experience. Do you expect to be on the edge of your seat, or do expect to relax and think about life? Do you want to be challenged, or be touched emotionally? These are things you should figure out before heading into the theater to see this movie because it's not to be taken lightly.

The Good: This movie is all about Casey Affleck… and he does a good job. He conveys the range and depth of emotion that is critical to a drama of this nature. Without Casey Affleck, there is no movie. Lucas Hedges' performance effectively compliments that of Casey Affleck, allowing a unique sense of bonding between their characters to develop.

The Bad: Some scenes are slow and stagnant and I found myself becoming impatient on a few occasions. Comedy is incorporated into many scenes to relieve dramatic stress, but these instances don't always fulfill their purpose and can become awkward.

Things To Consider: Gentlemen, if you decide to see this movie with your significant other, prepare for tears. In fact, you might want to prepare for some tears on your end as well. It's hard to watch at times but is worth your time and money.


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