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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. Unknowing he is to be the 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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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$47,660,579 (USA) (24 March 2017)
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Trivia

Due to budgetary constraints on the shoot, there would often only be enough time to shoot one particular angle of a 2-shot for example, thus ruling out any reverse angles for the sequence. Director Kenneth Lonergan would therefore have to decide which angle would be the most important one to shoot. See more »

Goofs

Lee is shown purchasing beer in a convenience store at 2 AM. In Massachusetts it is illegal for a store to sell beer after 11 PM. See more »

Quotes

Lee Chandler: If you're gonna freak out every time you see a frozen chicken I think maybe we should go to the hospital. I don't know anything about this.
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Connections

Featured in The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) See more »

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I'm Beginning To See The Light
Written by Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, and Harry James
Performed by The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Horrible, what a waste of time
22 December 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

How is it that Rotten Tomatoes gives this a 94%? No depth, no emotion, nothing to grab you, story lacked cohesion. It was so bad. How can anyone be thinking of any awards going to anyone connected to this horrible movie. What a political joke Hollywood has become. I stopped watching the academy awards decades ago. But now I probably. End to stop looking at critics and find actual viewers. I haven't seen a worse movie in years. The movie was not directed well. The editing was non existent. What was 2 hours and almost 20 minutes could have been a small decent story, if other actors had been used if the movie was cut to 90 minutes or less. How does something like this get funded, and backing and even get made when then are so many great movies and stories out there that never make it to the screen. Was this a favor owed to someone? I have seen so many movies over the years and consider myself to be very selective of what I see and I went to see this movie with a friend who wanted to see it. I kept looking at my watch and absolutely nothing happened in the entire first hour. Caseys monotone voice almost put me to sleep. If I hadn't been with a friend I would have left early. Hope I don't have to sit through anything like that again for a very long time!!


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