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
Cast and crew stayed up to film the aftermath scene immediately after the fire scene which lasted from midnight to well into the next day. See more »
When Patrick is at Jeffrey and Elise's home for lunch he unfurls and places the same napkin in his lap twice yet the napkin is again folded beneath his fork when he leaves the table to wash his hands. See more »
You know, I've seen a school of sharks tear a boat to pieces like it was made of cardboard because some kid threw a band-aid in the water.
Yeah, he did! Sometimes the only way to keep them off is to throw the kid directly in the ocean to distract them!
Shut up. Sharks don't even swim in schools!
Huh? He says sharks don't swim in schools. Smart kid.
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In Australia, the film was originally passed MA-15+ uncut, however the distributors opted to re-edit the audio and cut the length of the film, in order to remove every use of the term 'c-t' and 'motherf--er'. Following these changes the film was later re-classified and the rating was lowered to 'M'. See more »
GREAT ! One of the best films ever. Phenomenal charactarisation and acting especially from Casey Affleck. I was mesmerized by this film. I felt like I was reading a novel, there was so much to contemplate and digest. I did not know what to expect or where the plot would lead. Captured the complexity of life and tragedy in a masterful way. Excellent.
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