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An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Drama - This is a slow, talky drama aimed at adult moviegoers. The downbeat
tone and leisurely pace will most appeal to those with a taste for
independent, artier fare. This is a major starring vehicle for Casey
Affleck, and despite her award nominations, Michelle Williams only
has very little screen time. Language, sexuality involving teens,
and dark subject matter make the film not for kids.
Casey Affleck TRIPLE 9, THE FINEST HOURS, OUT OF THE FURNACE Michelle Williams OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Lucas Hedges KILL THE MESSENGER Director: Kenneth Lonergan YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 13 S-words; 5 GD's; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Teen sexuality without nudity. VIOLENCE: Some hits and cuts. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Some banter and wisecracks, often suggestive.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good Manchester by the Sea is the kind of movie we only get during Awards Season because its appeal is limited. It doesn't offer quick, disposable moments of glee or adrenaline or triumph. It's not cinematic fast food. If you want superficial entertainment, Manchester by the Sea will disappoint. This is for those who crave a deeper experience.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent "Manchester by the Sea" does sometimes dive into pits of despair, most of the time it's a dry comedy. ...the funniest movie about grief ever made. But that's far from the only remarkable thing about it. It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
USA TodayFull Review Excellent What makes Manchester by the Sea one of the year's best movies is how naturally Lonergan brings the audience into the family: You feel all their pain and sorrow, find a way to get past the grief, and embrace the deep hugs and laughs that come as a needed release.
NY PostFull Review Excellent Its feet planted in a peculiar place, its sensibility in harmony with that of a man who rejects any attempt at healing or even self-examination, "Manchester by the Sea” is precise in its vision, universal in its application. It's one of this year's few great films.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 29 moviegoers:
This movie certainly wasn't as well liked by moviegoers as it was by the professional movie critics.
TEENS: The lone male loved it and did the lone female.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The male loved it and the female enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS: These are certainly decent reviews, but not the great reviews given by the critics. About 20% of the males and females loved "Manchester by the Sea," with another50%, or so, indicating that they enjoyed it very much. Another 20% felt it was an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). The remaining 10% actually disliked it which is unusually low.