Manchester By The Sea (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife, Randi (Michelle Williams), and the community where he was born and raised.

Starring: Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams

Movie: Manchester By The Sea

Director: Kenneth Lonergan

Genre: Drama

Rating: R

REVIEW

Despite his draw to tragic subjects, Lonergan holds onto a sharp, dark, Irish sense of humor, and a feel for the absurd that comes out at the most unexpected times. A playwright’s sense of what actors do, too. Affleck gives a career-best performance, Masterfully told and beautifully acted, Manchester By The Sea is a shattering yet graceful elegy of loss and grief.

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