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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Written by Jwelch5742

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lucas Hedges attends the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. When he's not in school he resides with his family in Brooklyn, New York. See more »

Goofs

When Lee informs Patrick of his final decisions at dinner, Patrick's arms change between folded and other positions as camera shots change. See more »

Quotes

Patrick: Uncle Lee, are you fundamentally unsound?
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Aziz Ansari/Big Sean (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'
Courtesy of the Ray Charles Foundation
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of the Ray Charles Enterprises
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I had more fun waiting for Godot
20 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

I do not mind slow. I do not mind dour. But I am left wondering what the point of this film was. It drags on and on in a monotone, monochrome torpid crawl. It is difficult to empathise with the characters, difficult to follow the plot - and impossible to care about any of what happens. I cannot believe so much effort went into this sluggish mess. The music was nice but otherwise the best moment was when it finally ended - what sweet, sweet relief.


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