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Manchester by the Sea also known as “Manchester-By-The-Sea,” “Manchester frente al mar,” “Manchester À Beira-Mar”

MPAA Rating: R for language throughout and some sexual content.

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2 hr. 15 min.
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November 18, 2016 (4 theaters)
November 25, 2016 (48 theaters)
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Featuring: Casey AffleckLee Chandler
Michelle WilliamsRandi
Kyle Chandler … Joe Chandler
Matthew BroderickRodney
Lucas Hedges … Patrick
Liam McNeill … Josh
C.J. Wilson … George
Heather Burns … Jill
Tate Donovan … Hockey Coach
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Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Producer: The Affleck/Middleton Project
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Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “In ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ an uncle (Casey Affleck) learns his brother has passed away and is forced to move back to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. There, he finds himself thrust into the care of the man’s 16-year old son, but finds himself crumbling due to a secret tragedy in his past. As a result, the life of the solitary Boston janitor is transformed.

This is the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, ‘Manchester by the Sea’ is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.”

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Movie Critics

…A superb performance by Casey Affleck and a haunting sense of place give flesh and blood to Kenneth Lonergan's emotionally overwhelming third feature…
—Justin Chang, Variety

…instantly on the map of classics…
—Joe Morgenstern, The wall Street Journal

…A dense, expert drama of broken New England families…
—Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

…a difficult movie in every way… We are left with not an inspirational coda or devastating moral, but … an ellipsis. Broken relationships that haven't been mended. Damaged souls that haven't been healed. …Wonderfully acted and deeply felt… [1/5]
—Paul Asay, Plugged In

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