Manchester by the Sea (2016)

R   |    |  Drama


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A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.


7.8/10
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6 January 2017 | Bob-562
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| See It for Affleck!
In spite of a most annoying & pretentious score, this was a very moving film--actually a mouth-gaping appreciation of Casey Affleck. He carries the film, along with the actor playing his brother, Michelle Williams, & his nephew. Some scenes early on seem to plod on, and the pivotal scene of Affleck's past (that will forever haunt him) is reconstructed by voice-over rather than __seeing__ the evidence, which becomes a little disconcerting, considering how important it is. I was really impressed by Affleck's character, who seemed incapable of enjoying anything in his life. His alcoholism is palpable, as well as his violence, but he plays a wholly realized character--infinitely better than he did in "Gone Baby Gone." I hope he wins an Oscar for this role: I've never seen him better. And Michelle Williams is wonderful, especially in a near-conclusion confrontation with Affleck: that alone is Oscar-worthy. It's beautifully shot in the actual Manchester-by-the-Sea, and it's definitely worth seeing.

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$256,498 20 November 2016

Gross USA:

$47,695,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,988,148

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