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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

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

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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 ...
Lenny - the bartender
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Sharon
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1st Businessman at Bar
Anthony Estrella ...
2nd Businessman at Bar
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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. Not knowing that he has been named guardian, he struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distance himself from his past.

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Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Manchester junto al mar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$47,695,120 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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Shot in 32 days. See more »

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When Sharon spills her beer on Lee in the bar, her glass is always full. See more »

Quotes

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Proof that Published Critics are Pretentious Snobs!
24 February 2017 | by (North GA Mountains) – See all my reviews

Wow... the ONLY reason I had for renting this stinker were all the rave reviews by "so- called" critics, and the many award nominations. Up front, I admit to not finishing this movie... because I was so bored and disinterested at the 1hr45min point. I did read the IMDb synopsis to see what I missed, which was evidently NOTHING.

The movie started slow, then never gained momentum. The acting by the two main characters was utterly wooden, boring and depressing. I had absolutely no respect for either of them for their self-centric, self-absorbed attitudes and generally rotten treatment of others in their lives. The story utterly never climaxed at all... with no payoff whatsoever for having endured over two hours of depressing, BORING performance.

Why so much "love" for Casey Affleck by the critics? He was OK in "Their Finest Hours" but, after this I'll be steering clear of his films in the future since he is obviously the critic's darling right now- totally overrated.

My advice- if you aren't liking this movie within the first 70 minutes, dump it because it doesn't get better and you ain't missing anything.


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