Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

DVD - 2017
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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, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD MANCHESTER
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Best Supporting Actress nomination for Michelle Williams.

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ArapahoeCarol May 01, 2017

Sorry all you movie buffs... this movie didn't rate one single star, not even one arm off a starfish. This movie left me treading water for so long that I finally gave up and swam back to shore after 25 minutes. Don't waste your time floundering on the shoals. Casey Affleck's acting was about... Read More »

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ArapahoeDiane Mar 15, 2017

I was very disappointed in this film. I felt like I wasted two hours on this one. Pretty bad language and very little plot.

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ArapahoeAlison Mar 02, 2017

A solid and well made film. Kenneth Lonergan's (the writer and director) experience as a playwright comes through in the literary quality of the movie. Michelle Williams was wonderful and unfortunately a little underused. A great comeback for Lonergan after 2000's You can Count on Me.

List - Oscar Winners 2017
ArapahoeMarina Mar 01, 2017

Winner, Casey Affleck for Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay 2017


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SunnySanMateo
Jul 18, 2018

Slow moving, working class families, dark, depressing, relevate, someone filled with quilt, dysfunction, hits home for some - good acting..........

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VonHafenstaaad
Jul 10, 2018

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.

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jferrerosa2
Jul 02, 2018

What was the point of this film? It literally tries to portray what it's like in real life for someone dealing with the death of their brother, but fails in any way to be realistic, which it believes it is. Don't waste your time with this debby-downer that has no conclusive ending. This is a waste of time, money and effort although the music was fantastic!

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akirakato
Jun 28, 2018

Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan in 2016, this American drama depicts the tragic death and its aftermath.
Although the performances of the major actors appear great, the film seems too downbeat and too slow-paced.
I just don't like this kind of bleak film.

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richibi
Jun 18, 2018

a vulgar man responds to an assortment of existential problems in, not unexpectedly, a vulgar manner, all testosterone and no intelligence, brawn instead of intellect, in a community that isn't much more courteous than he is, but cowed rather by him, it's not pretty - a million dollar production, however, cinematography, acting, etc., everything except for the confusing editing, about a two-bit, unedifying, uninspiring man - don't bother

Slow, the music sucks, and Casey Affleck sleepwalks through the entire film.
He does not offer the intensity and suffering that the story demands.
Because of which I never felt a connection with the enormous loss and burdens he must carry.
It was a decent movie that felt like a lost opportunity.

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jezicuhh
Apr 03, 2018

I wanted to like this movie, I really did. And trust me, there were scenes were I was really into it! At the same time, I simply did not like Casey Affleck's character. He was just so afflicted at all times and it made the role feel slightly overdone.

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MontMoroc
Feb 15, 2018

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

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Calvacade
Feb 15, 2018

This movie should have won the Oscar for Best Picture. It's an original film that I found to be truly affecting, something that is quite rare in such a cynical society. The performances were outstanding all around, and the direction is purposeful and quite masterly.
This film might not be for everyone as it demands some patience and empathy from the audience.

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duane767
Feb 06, 2018

Ever so slightly overrated but if you lower your expectations it is a worthy watch.

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jimg2000
Mar 11, 2017

You're rude, you're unfriendly, you won't say good morning.
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So I can go?
-Unless something else comes up we don't know about already, yeah.
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Let me finish. However...my heart was broken. 'Cause it's always going to be broken. And I know yours is broken, too.
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Break it up. Get him out of here, George. He's Joey Chandler's brother. Back off, back off.
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Why can't you stay?
-Come on, Patty. I can't beat it. I can't beat it.
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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?
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... 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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