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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Richard Donelly ...
Mr. Martinez (1st Tenant)
Virginia Loring Cooke ...
Mrs. Groom (2nd tenant)
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Marianne (3rd Tenant)
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Mrs. Olsen (4th Tenant)
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Mr. Emery (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
Ben Hanson ...
Lenny - the bartender
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Sharon
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1st Businessman at Bar
Anthony Estrella ...
2nd Businessman at Bar
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Nurse Irene
Robert Sella ...
Dr. Muller
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Storyline

An uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Unknowing he is to be the guardian and struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distance himself from his past.

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

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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Manchester junto al mar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$256,498 (USA) (18 November 2016)

Gross:

$45,102,041 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both times Lee and Patrick are watching the Boston Bruins on television, the exact same game is being televised (against the Saint Louis Blues). Moreover, you can notice the goaltender Jaroslav Halak playing for the Blues. He played for the team between 2010 and 2014. However, the movie takes place in 2015. See more »

Goofs

When Lee asked to see his brother Joe's body, he's taken down to the hospital morgue. The drawn holding Joe is opened and the white body bag he's in is unzipped, and only his head is uncovered and visible. Then the camera angle changes and Lee is still just looking at Joe, then the shot goes back to the original angle but now the white body bag is unzipped further and more of Joe's arm and chest are visible. The amount the white body bag is open changes between camera shots. See more »

Quotes

Randi Chandler: I said a lot of terrible things to you, my heart was broken, but I know yours was broken too.
Lee Chandler: No, you don't understand, there's nothing that...
Randi Chandler: That's not true.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Casey Affleck/Chance the Rapper (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

At My Front Door
Written by Ewart Abner (as Ewart Abner, Jr.), Johnny Moore
Performed by El Dorados
Courtesy of Vee-Jay Records
Used by Permission of Concord Music Group, Inc.
Copyright © BMG Rights Management US, LLC.
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See It for Affleck!
6 January 2017 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

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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