Thursday, February 23, 2017

Visit Manchester!

2016, Drama, 135 Minutes

Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Williams

Director: Kenneth Lonergan

By far, from beginning to end, the MOST depressing movie of all the Oscar nominated flicks. Casey Affleck taps his Oscar Winning performance (he should win) as Lee Chandler. Chandler, divorced, a drunk, and broke learns of his brother's death and receives guardianship of his nephew played by Lucas Hedges. Numerous flashbacks throughout help tell the story of Chandler's demise as a man and father. EVERYONE in this flick struggles to adjust to the passing that guilt and emotional overload most with some laughter and humor mixed in. Grief is felt through Affleck's performance in Manchester by the Sea...just like real life. Dynamite movie, a must see, take a friend, and hug them afterward!

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