Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea

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Average of 99 ratings: 3.3 Stars

2016 M To be Contains violence, offensive language & content that may disturb.

After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.

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131 minutes

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English descriptive for the hearing impaired; Arabic, Castilian Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian
English, Castilian Spanish, French, German, Italian 5.1 Dolby Digital; English audio descriptive for the visually impaired

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English descriptive for the hearing impaired; Arabic, Castilian Spanish, Complex Mandarin, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Russian
English DTS-HD Master Audio, Castilian Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian DTS Surround; French audio descriptive for the visually impaired

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5 by Phil1986

Kenneth Lonergan's script is so touching and funny at the same time. Casey Alfleck plays a handyman with a past. He is married with two kids. Then it flashes forward to after an incident which i won't... Read more

3 by Lyn of Taupo

Couldn't say we loved this movie, but enjoyed the scenery. A sad story with lots of flashbacks to explain the angst. The acting was realistic but the movie could have been shorter.

3 by lcmojo

A little slow and the main character was just frustrating to watch through most of it, but it did hold a powerful emotional punch that you could not deny. Many times I was lost in present and past... Read more

0.5 by Jugs 59

God! This was awful. Slow as a wet weekend. Full of depressing losers. Watched for a bit over an hour and couldn't stand any more

3 by vivian9

I read 2 reviews in magazines which gave this a 5 star rating, so I was expecting something rather special. Instead, it was slow, drawn out and overly long. For a story centred around grief and loss... Read more

4 by pinxit

This movie takes place in Massachusetts and is evocative of the architecture and the area as well as the people. The plot is complex and jumps from present to the past, and deals with death and the... Read more

3.5 by bante

ok movie with weak story line. not very memorable.

2 by tvshowsfan

While the script might be well written the movies fails to deliver any punch and doesn't go anywhere. 2 hours would be better spent watching something else.

You are once again left at the end of the movie is that it.