6 Academy Award Nominations including Best Picture, Actor, Director, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay!
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is “the kind of movie you’ll want to see a second time with someone who hasn’t seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it the first time” —RoberEbert.com. After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester, Mass. to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and 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. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him. “See this film as soon as you can, preferably with someone you love. Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature as a writer-director is a drama of surpassing beauty, and Casey Affleck’s portrayal of the janitor, Lee Chandler, is stripped-back perfection —understated, unaffected, yet stunning in depth and resonance”—Wall Street Journal. R. 137 Min.