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]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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lindy919
Aug 19, 2017

Good movie, not spectacular as you might suspect with all the Oscar buzz, but solid all around. On the slow side for the 2nd half.

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reader7176
Aug 19, 2017

Drama about loss of boys father and young boy goes to live with uncle. The adjustments made by both of them to make this arrangement work. Okay

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VonHafenstaaad
Aug 18, 2017

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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Maoisdead
Aug 18, 2017

I have to say I'm quite astonished by the vitriol that this film is receiving in some of these comments. Is it because the film deals in a heavy emotional dilemma that has no easy fixes or answers- and that it does it in a way that is solemn using flashbacks and humor? All I can say is that the movie is definitely touching a nerve- something which indicates the film is successful on many levels.
If you've never seen an art film or " indie " film before, you might want to skip this movie as it requires some critical thinking in watching it.
The first time that I saw this film, I felt as if it was a bit overwhelming. I left the theater puzzled as to why it got such rave reviews. My initial thoughts were that it was too long, boring, and very depressing. With that said, I decided to give it another chance, and I'm extremely glad I did. As for those wondering why I would want to subject myself to a film that I initially didn't like for a second time; it's because I like to keep an open mind. In the case of this film, I really wanted to get a better understanding of what it was all about. Having seen it again, I was better able to grasp the complexity of the characters. If you absolutely hated it, I can understand your feelings. You might, however, want to give it another chance, as in the end my verdict is that it's a masterpiece. It's not a funny film, but it's down to earth and real.

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chrishill55
Aug 16, 2017

Could not get passed the first 10 minutes of the show for all the cursing! Turned it off and returned to the library! NOT FOR CHILDREN!!

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jenn_g
Aug 12, 2017

It was kind of like the movies that make you say, "oh, okay" after you finish. Yes, it doesn't have a lot of ups and downs and seemed too long to be over two hours for the plot it has; but Affleck definitely delivered an exquisite, but emotionally suppressed performance. I mean, look at his half-shaven face, the dullness in his eyes and the winter jackets like an apparent weight on his shoulders. It's not a typical Hollywood movie or a blockbuster, but rather of everyday struggles and human emotions that are much needed in a world where only grand, near-fictional (if not already fictional) heroes make the cut.

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jacinthabrown
Aug 11, 2017

This indie film should have been titled, "Mourning by the Sea". Casey Affleck delivers a monotone performance that falls short of the nuanced delivery needed to portray the simmering tensions of a man under pressure. A script that leaves too many loose strings and lacks any sort of clever storytelling. There is little to love in this forgettable flick.

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samjenks
Aug 10, 2017

Terrible movie, do people from Boston know but cuss words? Don't let your kids watch it, if you do they will learn how to cuss you out.

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22METZ
Aug 10, 2017

Dull is all i can say

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uncommonreader
Aug 09, 2017

This is an honest movie, but like most American films, very inward looking.

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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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