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: Toronto : Mongrel Media, [2017]
Edition: DVD widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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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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TheeAvebury
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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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Jan 31, 2018

Slow and long but okay

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Nooksack20
Jan 12, 2018

After watching this dvd, I am not at all sure how it rated any Golden Globe Award nominations. The acting was purely mechanical, uninspired, and amateurish with few exceptions. The plot was very thin and the fast forward button became my best friend with all of the dialogue. I would rate this as a class C movie at best. If you want to be bored and depressed, give it a watch.

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Bevany
Jan 10, 2018

This is a character-driven story with a heavy, emotional theme. Michelle Williams is superb and so is Casey Affleck. It's heartbreaking at times, but well worth the viewing time. I agree with other reviewers, it deserved an Academy Award. An interesting note, the film was purposely shot on dreary days to set the mood for this film.

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jackalopeala
Jan 08, 2018

Overall good movie but heavy subject. I kept getting the 2 brothers & their wife's mixed up & had to rewind to figure out who was who. It is not an easy movie to follow.

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courtws
Dec 22, 2017

I really object to all the cursing, but it's an interesting concept: what happens to estranged family members under duress of loss of life.

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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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