Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

DVD - 2017
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An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Publisher: [United States] :, Amazon Studios,, [2017]
Call Number: DVD F MANC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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List - Oscars 2017: SFPL
SFPL_StaffPicks Jan 09, 2017

2017 Oscar nominations:
Best Picture;
Actor- Casey Affleck (winner);
Supporting Actor- Lucas Hedges;
Supporting Actress- Michelle Williams;
Director- Kenneth Lonergan;
Original Screenplay- Kenneth Lonergan (winner)

2017 Golden Globe Award Nominations: Actor - Casey Affleck (winner);
Director;
Film Drama;
Supporting Actress - Michelle Williams;
Screenplay


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Nooksack20
Jan 12, 2018

After watching this dvd, I am not at all sure how it rated any Golden Globe Award nominations. The acting was purely mechanical, uninspired, and amateurish with few exceptions. The plot was very thin and the fast forward button became my best friend with all of the dialogue. I would rate this as a class C movie at best. If you want to be bored and depressed, give it a watch.

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Bevany
Jan 10, 2018

This is a character-driven story with a heavy, emotional theme. Michelle Williams is superb and so is Casey Affleck. It's heartbreaking at times, but well worth the viewing time. I agree with other reviewers, it deserved an Academy Award. An interesting note, the film was purposely shot on dreary days to set the mood for this film.

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jackalopeala
Jan 08, 2018

Overall good movie but heavy subject. I kept getting the 2 brothers & their wife's mixed up & had to rewind to figure out who was who. It is not an easy movie to follow.

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courtws
Dec 22, 2017

I really object to all the cursing, but it's an interesting concept: what happens to estranged family members under duress of loss of life.

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vi2856
Nov 20, 2017

Not what I expected, very boring.

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VonHafenstaaad
Oct 25, 2017

A rich and powerful masterpiece starring Academy Award winner Casey Affleck as a working-class man overpowered by love and loss. Skip this movie if you have the attention span of a gnat.

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empbee
Oct 25, 2017

A slow movie about quiet suffering and painful outbursts of the uncle who reluctantly becomes the guardian of a typical teen after loosing his own children. Good acting, nice choice of classical music.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 13, 2017

Finally someone is telling the story of the angry white working class male in America.

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Maoisdead
Oct 03, 2017

I have to say I'm quite astonished by the vitriol that this film is receiving in some of these comments. Is it because the film deals in a heavy emotional dilemma that has no easy fixes or answers- and that it does it in a way that is solemn using flashbacks and humor? All I can say is that the movie is definitely touching a nerve- something which indicates the film is successful on many levels.
If you've never seen an art film or " indie " film before, you might want to skip this movie as it requires some critical thinking in watching it.
The first time that I saw this film, I felt as if it was a bit overwhelming. I left the theater puzzled as to why it got such rave reviews. My initial thoughts were that it was too long, boring, and very depressing. With that said, I decided to give it another chance, and I'm extremely glad I did. As for those wondering why I would want to subject myself to a film that I initially didn't like for a second time; it's because I like to keep an open mind. In the case of this film, I really wanted to get a better understanding of what it was all about. Having seen it again, I was better able to grasp the complexity of the characters. If you absolutely hated it, I can understand your feelings. You might, however, want to give it another chance, as in the end my verdict is that it's a masterpiece. It's not a funny film, but it's down to earth and real.

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blackdaffodil
Oct 02, 2017

I hated this movie. Slow moving. Boring to tears. I can't believe it got an award.

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jimg2000
Mar 11, 2017

You're rude, you're unfriendly, you won't say good morning.
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So I can go?
-Unless something else comes up we don't know about already, yeah.
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Let me finish. However...my heart was broken. 'Cause it's always going to be broken. And I know yours is broken, too.
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Break it up. Get him out of here, George. He's Joey Chandler's brother. Back off, back off.
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Why can't you stay?
-Come on, Patty. I can't beat it. I can't beat it.
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If there was... If you could take one guy to an island with you and you knew you'd be safe 'cause he was the best man, he was going to figure out how to survive, he was going to make everything,
he was going to make the world a good place on the island, he was going to keep you happy, he, he... This is the best man for the job. No matter what, if it was between me and your father, who would you take?
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... And we don't know what's going to happen to you, yet. But it's not a good disease.
-What is a good disease?
Poison lvy. Athlete's foot.

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