Manchester by the Sea


Manchester by the Sea
After the death of his older brother, a man is shocked to learn that he has been made sole guardian of his nephew. Taking leave of his job, he reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for the nephew, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, uncle and nephew struggle to adjust to a world without him. This film arrives with a string of awards and nominations under its belt, and is expected to be a strong Oscar contender.

135 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges
Director
Kenneth Lonergan
ScreenplayKenneth Lonergan
MusicLesley Barber
CinematographyJody Lee Lipes
EditingJennifer Lame
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byThe Affleck/Middleton Project, B Story, Big Indie Pictures, CMP, K Period Media, Pearl Street Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageModerate and frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate and fairly frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments[American sources complained about the persistent strong language, while FPB labels it as 'moderate', so I don't know if we got a tamer version, or if FPB is being more lenient here. USA rated it R == 16+. - Ed.]
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
2
Sex
3
Language
5
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Todd McCarthy quote iconLayers of emotional dynamics in 'Manchester by the Sea'.
15
Cape Times
Unknown
20
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconWhile it might not be everyone’s cup of tea -- especially if you’ve contemplated what will or would have happened to your kids should something had or might happen to you, or you simply would prefer to watch happier escapism fare -- this is a film lover’s dream if you enjoy watching actors and filmmakers performing at the top of their game.
15
Metacritic.com
49 critics
19
Rottentomatoes critics
183 critics
18
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Manchester by the Sea delivers affecting drama populated by full-bodied characters, marking another strong step forward for writer-director Kenneth Lonergan.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
18
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconSearing, insightful drama has intense themes, swearing.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
175 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
26873 users
15
Internet
11185 Netizens quote iconA real experience of life fully lived
17

Average .. 85%

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