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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

R | | Drama | 16 December 2016 (USA)
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A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

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Mrs. Groom (2nd tenant)
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Marianne (3rd Tenant)
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Mr. Emery (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
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Lenny - the bartender
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Sharon
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Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Written by Jwelch5742

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Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Manchester junto al mar  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,223,828 (USA) (18 December 2016)

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$47,695,120 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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First film distributed or co-distributed by a streaming service - in this case, Amazon - to get an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. See more »

Goofs

The fishing boat has registration numbers on its side beginning with "MS". Pleasure boats have numbers beginning with MS but commercial boats do not. See more »

Quotes

Janine: [comforting Lee] It's all right. I'm going to get you some ice, baby. It's okay
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Featured in The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) See more »

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Sonata For Oboe & Piano, 1st Movement
Written by George Frideric Handel
Performed by Gerhard Kanzian & Ed Lewis
Courtesy of APM Music
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19 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow is all I can say when I see all these 5 star ratings for this movie. It makes me wonder about the sanity of this country. I kept looking at reviews until I found one that agreed with mine. It was a close call. Firstly, the acting was good, the directing was also good, and no glaring goofs, so what is there not to like? The reason for the movie, that's what. I can already hear everyone screaming at me. I guess it boils down to the reason I view movies. This movie was so real and so negative and nasty that it completely turned me off. Why would I want to waste 2 hours and 15 minutes of my life to watch a movie, which to me, has no redeeming qualities. It's a negative picture of life which is all around us, each and every day. I like to escape into a movie and I will admit that is getting more difficult every year. Also, I admit that I did not finish this movie. I made it through about 65% and I knew at that time that I had wasted enough of my time with it. That being said, I know that this review will not dissuade anyone from watching it, but you have been warned.

And here is a PS.....If you want to watch a really good movie which you might have missed, watch this 2014 hand clapper and heart tugger: "Chef". It will neutralize all the negative junk of "Manchester"


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