Manchester By the Sea Synopsis
After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick.
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Movie Reviews

Manchester by the Sea

By eramamama33
Heartbreakingly sad with wonderful performances. Casey Affleck will break your heart....

Tour de Force

By wellssb
Best Movie of the Year! We are still talking about it hours after seeing it. Not for the timid or those looking for a Hollywood ending. But it is a true slice of life, unvarnished and bare. Great...

I Love Lonergan But....

By deborahsmith2001
I should start by saying I'm a great fan of Kenneth Lonergan's plays and screenplays. He is a writer that captures the human condition, the little foibles, the absurdity, the humor in tragic...


By davidsaylor9232016890
Beautiful cinematography and acting but I really felt like I was watching segments of a long running soap opera and after 2+ hours there was still no real 'message'--but just a slice of real life....

Top notch story and acting

By Samomermaid
Wonderful, engaging and moving story with incredible actors. Lucky enough to see a Q&A at the Landmark in West L.A. with Casey Affleck. Oscar contender, for certain....

East Coast gem

By berryms03
At many points of the movie you felt like you were apart of the story or see yourself in characters in Manchester by the Sea. If your from the east coast you can't help but laugh at how this movie...

Don't miss seeing

By John10028
A heart wrenching story done with the utmost respect. Amazing cast with award worthy performance by all. You will cry and laugh......

no question about it.....OSCAR WORTHY PERFORMANCE

By sshap419844
This was an extraordinary film with no happy ending whatsoever..This was real life..gut wrenching performances by Casey Affleck and everyone surrounding him.. The directing was superb and you walk...


By fyzikal16
Oscars all around...

Manchester by the Sea

By vickiherndon
This movie was a great disappointment. Very slow-moving and monotonous. We were anxious for the movie to end....

More Info

Rated R | For Language Throughout and Some Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Searing, insightful drama has intense themes, swearing.
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