MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (2016 USA)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

Manchester by the Sea examines what happens when persons suffer from a bad life experience and allow that experience to drive the rest of their life to the point where the heart does not open to embrace another person’s pain and try to heal it. The film’s modernity and coldness seem depressingly smothering and the audience is left with no forward movement in the end.

Storyline

Lee is assigned the guardianship of Patrick, his brother’s son, and finds himself unsuited for the task.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Kenneth Lonergan for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Declan Baldwin, Josh Godfrey, John Krasinski, and Bill Migliore for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), Young Patrick (Ben O’Brien), Joe Chandler (Kyle Chandler), Mr. Martinez (Richard Donelly), Mrs. Groom (Virginia Loring Cooke), Marianne (Quincy Tyler Bernstine), Mrs. Olsen (Missy Yager), Mr. Emery (Stephen Henderson), Lenny (Ben Hanson), Sharon (Mary Mallen), First Businessman at Bar (Lewis D. Wheeler),  and Second Businessman at Bar (Anthony Estrella).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. Casey Affleck is at the top of his class in this 2016 drama.


Ben Meyers

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