• Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester by the Sea

Release Date: November 18th, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 21st, 2017

R |2 hr 17 min

Plot 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.

Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, C.J. Wilson, Heather Burns, Tate Donovan, Josh Hamilton

Director: Kenneth Lonergan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Roadside Attractions, Big Indie Pictures

Distributors: Amazon Studios, Roadside Attractions

Keywords: Brooding , Intense , Underdog , Emotional , 2010s , Office , Hospital , Love , Death , School , Sacrifice , Wife , Brother , Friend ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Kenneth Lonergan’s deeply moving return after the travails of Margaret shows what a rare storyteller he is, measuring out his narrative beats in a world which crackles with life, guiding Casey Affleck’s magnificent performance, instantly recognisable as a career-be show more

  • 88
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    At turns elegiac, absurdist, and gently satirical, Lonergan’s drama is a deeply affecting chamber piece that features an outstanding performance by Casey Affleck. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Winner Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)