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Manchester by the Sea 2016

What a load of crap. The acting was dreadful. Give this a wide berth if possible. Story line was rubbish too. Total thumbs down for me.

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A family tragedy strikes and becomes intermingled with a previous deep, tragic loss. Resolution reflects love of family and while it wasn't the happiest of endings, it was something that might have actually happened in real-life. Well acted, well written -- tears guaranteed.

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This is a captivating, immersive depiction of true life. Real characters moving through a tough time.

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I'm a bit torn about this film. I enjoyed it, but almost solely because of the authenticity of the characters. It is a very jarring experience watching something so raw. When the screen faded to black I was disappointed because I didn't feel that the ending justified the painful journey.

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Impressive movie. Solid extremely believable acting. Great great great.

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What an amazing movie Casey affleck at his best

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Character-driven plotline, with the acting chops to back it up. Affleck was amazing as a man so deep in despair, he can't face himself. Williams was great too. This film really strikes a deep chord.

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This movie is just too sad...
A tragedy that changed everyone lives.
I just wanna to hug Lee so much.

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My honest opinion on this film is that it was good, but not great, and wasn't as good as It's made out to be, but each for their own at the end of the day. This film had a strong beginning, and that follows through to the end along with many emotions with a fine cast, and a super leading performance from (Lee) Casey Affieck. I kinda laughed at parts because of his characters actions and how he took things towards people, I don't think it was meant to come off as a comedy, obviously playing a broken character from his past events. I guess It could of just be my sense of humour. I thought the music through the film was beautiful, It fitted. This film will float your boat with a few leaks so get it watched.

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I have to confess, I'm a little puzzled as to why this movie is up for Oscar's best picture and best original screenplay. The story has lots of heartache but nothing changes. Are we such a jaded culture that our best hope is just making it through? The acting is very good, I don't begrudge it any of it's three acting Oscar nominations. The scenery is spectacular, I actually had to look up if some of it was filmed on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Never have I seen how much Atlantic Canada and New England are alike. Because of the performances, I give this a 7.5 (quite good) out of 10. I still haven't seen an Oscar worthy best picture. Three more nominated movies to see,

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I thought the move wad some good acting and a slow build up which is fine but the ending didn't feel like an ending. This is a movie drama based on tragedy and like life I guess there are times when things build up and just don't go where we would of liked or anywhere in this case.

Would I watch the moving, knowing the ending doesn't lead anywhere? Probably not.

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A powerful, emotionally investing movie with some stellar performances particularly by Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges. Essential.

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Like:
- Depression is the name of this movie and it translates it perfectly
- Great acting and dialog
- Movie jumps between different timelines revealing events that shape character emotions
- Sound design and music were good but nothing exceptional.
- Casey Affleck did win an Oscar for his role and I do agree that his depiction of the character he played was spot on.
- A real-life depiction of how man handle’s life in the aftermath of a tragedy

Dislike:
- It feels a bit dull in very few sections

Plot Complexity:
Medium with a good flow

Movie Facts:
- The town was called Manchester until 1989, when resident Edward Corley led a highly controversial campaign to formally change its name to Manchester-by-the-Sea. The action was passed by the state legislature that year.
- Shot in 32 days.

Awards/Oscars:
Won 2 Oscars

Rewatchable:
I can classify this movie as a great movie that I will only watch once.

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Quietly powerful drama that is not as maudlin or as sentimental as I expected. Casey Affleck continues to impress, and sterling work from Lucas Hedges and Michelle Williams as well. This tale of grief is handled far more subtly than the same year's slush fest, Collateral Beauty, and is one of the best films of 2016.

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Yeah... can't wait to watch that again...ever

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It was an unusual movie in that it felt real. As in real life. Other than the Enya style music, it felt as if I was following Lee around in his daily life, and nothing was resolved. Just like life...

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Only forgiving yourself can let it go.

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This was an interesting drama with likeable characters, but those didn't come close to making up for the terribly disjointed editing - especially the first half which was like watching a mini series on fast fwd but with the episodes jumbled up. I expect that the novel was written in this form but it is not an effective way to make a film adaptation.

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“My heart was broken, it’s always gonna be broken and I know yours is broken too.”

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Beautifully melancholic.

As a lifelong fuck up who's pretty sure he's earned any given misery and deserves nothing good, ever, this did a bit of damage on me.

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So interesting I fell asleep,give this one a wide berth or do something fun.

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very real-life story and acting was on point. didn't expect that ending though but still was very good and it didn't make me crazy like i was expected.

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It move me the scene where Lee lost his family and since that moment he couldn't keep forward.

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The performances are outstanding and the screenplay does an excellent job of slowly revealing the character's backgrounds and motivations. I was, however, a bit conflicted about the decision to spend that much time with the B-plot that ultimately didn't go anywhere. It was entertaining and interesting but didn't seem to contribute much to the overall story.

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Such a good movie.
Sensational....✨
Enjoyed it So Much!

It was about 2 Hours.
After watching the first 20 Minutes, I was bored AF!
But, at the end...
Man, when the end came near, I was Wanting More.
I wished it hadn't ended.

Drama is <3

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It's a story that I like, and Casey's interpretation I think has been just to make it a drama and not get more. Very good.

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Good movie, really sad though

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Just because the film naturally carries a containment of sorrow and gloom, it does not explain its complete dreariness. It's got bits of chronological experimentation and nice views of the sea, but otherwise, this is forgettable. See Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm" instead.

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I think Lee Chandler is my favourite fictional character.

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Wanted to love this movie ,ended up hating it. Great acting but a boring storyline.

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This movie is so depressive. Just like Mark Ellis once said in Collider Videos, "sad movies are movies too". And this is a brilliant one.

"Manchester by the Sea" was beautifully shot, brilliant acted and splendid directed.

The story feels so real and no cliché. That's how life is. Even the ending feels so real. No "good ending" ou "bad ending". A real ending.

After this movie, Casey Affleck will no longer be recognized as "Ben Affleck's brother". He made the performance of his life and probably 2016.

Lucas Hedges was also really good, just like Michelle Williams (even though she has not had much screen time.

Kenneth Lonergan was fantastic in the way he told the story, including how he used flashbacks to explain the Casey Affleck's past (which in the beginning is not a very likeable guy).

Overall, this movie took me to such an “emotional ride” and, because of that, I'm not sure if I want to see this again anytime soon.. Outstanding movie.

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2+ hours of my life I wish I could get back.

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Ok this movie isn't fun to watch. However I kinda enjoyed it a lot. The portrayal of human emotion was beautiful. The whole movie has this crushing mood with very few short lived ups. The ups are then followed by an even harder fall. The ending isn't satisfying either. Which is perfectly fine and fitting. As I said: The film isn't fun to watch. No happy ends.

The performance of the actors is incredible. Especially Casey's Affleck of Lee Chandler. He really nails the hollowed out, emotionally deadened role. Which is only fitting considering the circumstances of the characters.

In general the writing and acting is spot on and fitting. So all in all. I would definitely recommend the move.

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The academy really has a hard on for misery eh...? Still, some really fantastic and human performance lead this engaging drama.

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La forma en la que te suministra los flashbacks para comprender la realidad de Lee (C. Affleck) está muy bien lograda

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Buena, pero me hizo falta algo, me dejo incompleto.

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Way to long and very boring, the excess use of drama in almost every scene was tiring and the editing and montage of the scenes was dreadful. Especially the back and forth in time didn't make any sense and the changing of scenes were too bad. I cannot even begin to comprehend the best movie nomination.

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Well, it is a good movie, low pace movie but good, it's very tense, Affleck's character makes it tense, and even though I like this kind of drama I don't see it as a great movie. Yet, I liked the story, is a real tragedy, showed something that can really happen in real life and Affleck's work is very impressive 'cause he show us the pain his character is been through without saying anything, just with his presence and the way he looks and acts. I don't know if this movie is a masterpiece or if it deserve the Oscar but Casey Affleck probably deserve it, I think his work was outstanding.

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• I have a favorite film of this year and yes it's the clinically depressed one so what ?!

Starts okay then hits you in the guts w/tragic past of the main character and everything comes later makes sense thus the perfect story
These heavy moments are combined with mix of classical music and folk songs which is utterly wired and surprisingly works
• Casey Affleck reaching his full potential the Oscar nod is a well deserved

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Pretty wrenching but I have to say I didn't find it as powerful or moving as Lonergan's previous films, Margaret or You Can Count on Me.

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A deep and excellent movie followed for some memorable interpretations and a good soundtrack at the right time. Casey Aflleck has here good chances in the race for the Oscar.

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