WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
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
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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