Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

DVD - 2016
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An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Publisher: [United States] :, Amazon Studios,, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 MAN NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Sep 20, 2017

I thought this was an extremely boring movie. It was all over the place as to the people and timeline. The scenes on the boat were beautifully framed while the rest of the scenes were very dark or grey. I would give it one star.

Sep 09, 2017

Very touching heartfelt movie  The sceneries in the movie are beautiful! 🌈

Sep 08, 2017

A rich and powerful masterpiece starring Academy Award winner Casey Affleck as a working-class man overpowered by love and loss. Skip this movie if you have the attention span of a gnat.

Sep 08, 2017

While I thought the acting was stellar. The premise of the movie was slow, enjoyable to a Point.

Sep 05, 2017

Slow but the actors are all deserving of the accolades they receive. The most heartbreaking scene of the movie is the scene portrayed on the DVD box. Your patience will get tried with this movie and it will really depend on what mood you are in as to whether you will watch the whole thing or give up on it.

Sep 01, 2017

A very confusing plot. This movie got me lost. Too many flashbacks spoiling the movie. I had no idea, who died. First I thought it was his brother, but then they were referring to his brother to be in another room. A flashback I guess revealed his brother in a hospital room learning about his medical who the heck died? If only this was made much better. I had to pause the movie and look up the entire plot online to just figure out first half an hour of the movie.
This movie was also VERY VERY SLOW. Even the motion of the actors was VERY SLOW. I was literally hanging on the lips of the main character praying he spoke up so I would not fall asleep. Like, dude, it took you ages to utter a word!!
I gave up after 40 minutes into the movie. I did not want to waste my time.
PS: this was another US movie that disgusts, us in Europe - for our taste there were way too many f* words used. Why do Americans need to swear that much?

Sep 01, 2017

Really terrible movie.

Aug 31, 2017

" Masterfully told and beautifully acted, Manchester By The Sea is a shattering yet graceful elegy of loss and grief. "- Phil De Semlyen

Aug 31, 2017

Good acting on a difficult subject, with pain and guilt over a tragic accident, killing a young family. However, the movie fell short with me as the guilt ridden father never seemed to want to get over his anger (perhaps induced by guilt and regret), as he never tried to talk about it with his willing ex-wife, nor try any counseling.
I thought that the movie was going to deal with his healing, while paired up with his only nephew, as they both deal with the sudden death of his brother/father, but the movie failed to explore that as part of the character development.
The keep the emotions to yourself silent type just doesn't work for anyone, and was rather painful to watch, which makes this less than it could have been, in my opinion.

A very timely movie given the election of Trump since it is all about white male working-class alienation. If there was a card-carrying Tea Party member, Casey Affleck's character would be it. A grieving New England handyman who fills his spare time watching the Bruins and the Celtics on TV and occasionally picking a fight with a gay couple at a bar, he floats through his days on a cloud of silent misery and regret. There's a Tolystoyan quality to MANCHESTER BY THE SEA that leaves the audience feeling some respect for the down-and-out white guy. Let's hope our cultural reality mirrors the maturity of the movie.

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Mar 11, 2017

You're rude, you're unfriendly, you won't say good morning.
So I can go?
-Unless something else comes up we don't know about already, yeah.
Let me finish. heart was broken. 'Cause it's always going to be broken. And I know yours is broken, too.
Break it up. Get him out of here, George. He's Joey Chandler's brother. Back off, back off.
Why can't you stay?
-Come on, Patty. I can't beat it. I can't beat it.
If there was... If you could take one guy to an island with you and you knew you'd be safe 'cause he was the best man, he was going to figure out how to survive, he was going to make everything,
he was going to make the world a good place on the island, he was going to keep you happy, he, he... This is the best man for the job. No matter what, if it was between me and your father, who would you take?
... And we don't know what's going to happen to you, yet. But it's not a good disease.
-What is a good disease?
Poison lvy. Athlete's foot.

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