Manchester By the Sea

Manchester By the Sea

By Kenneth Lonergan

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-11-18
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Director: Kenneth Lonergan
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  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
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Manchester By the Sea Description

Casey Affleck heads a powerhouse cast in this acclaimed and deeply moving film from award-winning writer-director Kenneth Lonergan. After a solitary Boston janitor (Affleck) unexpectedly becomes the sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew, he must come to terms with a past that separated him from his wife (Michelle Williams) and his hometown, as uncle and nephew unite for an unforgettable journey of love, community, sacrifice, and hope.

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Manchester By the Sea Movie Reviews

  • Authentic, moving, masterful...

    The underlying plot may be heavy, but this film captures life in a way that is simply astounding. It seamlessly transitions between humor, heartbreak, and every emotion in between. The acting is also phenomenal. Highly, highly recommend.
  • Crosses the spectrum

    It won't be for everyone, but I loved it.
  • "It's depressing" isn't a valid argument against the film.

    Anthony Giancola
    If you go into it knowing it's an adult drama, then expect it to be for adults.

    This movie was sad and at times heartbreaking. I don't recommend it. I feel like I wasted valuable time watching this only to feel horrible after doing so. This film just puts you in a bad, negative mood.
  • Good acting but slow and need to be willing to watch a sad flick

    It was too slow for me. Acting was good and real great at other parts. I'm not a fan of movies with a lot of swearing but I guess that's how people talk in some areas... like the F word is like saying um or whenever they take a break or need an exclamation point added πŸ˜‚. Overall not bad but nothing I'd recommend.
  • In a word … Powerful

    Manchester by the Sea is one of the best movies to be made in a long time. It is raw, emotional, and truthful. I personally get tired and bored of the Hollywood endings where the characters and the plot are predictable and everything ends up in a feel-good conclusion. Manchester by the Sea is not that movie … its so much more. You will cry, a lot, if you have any soul or human feelings at all. You might not like the ending because its not all nice and wrapped up in a bow, but its real. I cannot say enough good things about Casey Affleck in this role. He broke my heart, several times over. Loved this movie. If you can handle an adult movie that isn’t all cheap laughs and cliche endings then you should give it a real chance.
  • Horrible movie

    The most boring thing I have ever watch! NOTHING happens the whole time literally NOTHING!!!! I wish I could get my time and money back! I rather watch frozen for the rest of my life then watching this again. I don't even understand why people say this is good!
  • I was in a really good mood until I watched this movie

    Really, why watch this movie. It just keeps going along, the Casey character doesn't seem to change and on and on it goes. Isn't life depressing enough, hard enough without having to spend 2 hours watching this guy. Anyway maybe he does do something good in the end and there is a nice resolution but I'm turning it off but I'm out of here.
  • Amazing !

    Desirie Mendez
    Loved it - masterful !
  • The most boring movie I have seen

    The movie made me wonder, why I don't even know my next door neighbor last name. Everybody in this crappy town knows each other by full name and sad story. That is all I got from my money. Young Caleb Affleck acts the same character on every movie he makes. He should see The Tracy Ullman show for "range". Save your money, see something else.
  • What a lot of ......

    Got it based on teh Rotten tomatoes rating should ahve read what actual people were saying. Worst movie that I have bought in a long time. Its a simple a man acting childesh that failed to grow up. Life is to short to watch a man acting like a baby. Acting is a joke in fact no acting at all.
  • Trailer makes it look good; but...

    It was slow to start and just never picked up. Very boring and disappointing. I like dramas but this one just went no where. I do not recommend. πŸ‘Ž
  • Boring

    Bristol The Pistol
    Terrible movie terrible editing terrible acting
  • Depressing and Boring, Boring and Depressing

    Do not spend 2+ hours of your time watching this boring and depressing movie. Go spend time reading a great book, or cleaning your house, or work out, call a friend, anything of substance!
  • Plot: kick main character. Repeat.

    Wanted to walk out but we never get date nights.
  • Terrible

    I don't normally write reviews but this movie was bad. Two hours of my life I'll never get back. I don't understand what all the hype is about.
  • Beautiful

    Rocinante's Heart
    If you need plot points in neon, cliches for subjects, cardboard cut outs for characters, and neat bows on happy endings, skip this. If you want to watch a steady, mature, compassionate writer/director tell a wrenching tale in a way that preserves the dignity of complex human beings and depicts the fiercely hard beauty of certain lives, this would be a good pick.
  • Depressing

    Affleck does a great job on thi smovie but that is it. This movie is depressing! Should have paid attention to th ereviews as the Fresh tomatoes are from critics...which is a bad sign. :-) If you are int depressing movies go for it, otherwise skip it
  • Depressing and has no climatic point

    This movie was extremely depressing and had no climax it was so strange
  • Help!

    After watching this movie, I just need to check into an asylum for a few years. The music was good, though. Thank god they didn't try to pop it up with pop music. The music was the only thing that saved it for me, and this was some seriously dark music. So I won't slit my wrists tonight; instead I'll be grateful that I've got a life, and maybe I won't try to seek escape from movies anymore. I think this one broke me of the habit. Wow... I'm finally free of Hollywood, New York, and all the other bastians of artful films. When I feel that I've recovered from this movie, I'll seek out some old cowboy flicks and see if I can bear watching the screen again. Until then, happy trails. Er... ok, my bad. Not so happy trails. Heck, I don't know what to say after watching the most depressing stuff ever. Maybe seek some uplift by renting Schindler's List or something. Don't want to get the bends, coming up for air too fast, you know? Try to focus on the music. It really is good.

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