Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Streaming Video - 2017
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A critically acclaimed drama about a man who must face his painful past when he returns to his Massachusetts hometown after the sudden death of his brother. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler.
Publisher: [United States] : Mongrel Media : Made available through hoopla, 2017.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 137 min.)) : sd., col.


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Feb 15, 2018

" Masterfully told and beautifully acted, Manchester By The Sea is a shattering yet graceful elegy of loss and grief. "- Phil De Semlyen

Feb 15, 2018

This movie should have won the Oscar for Best Picture. It's an original film that I found to be truly affecting, something that is quite rare in such a cynical society. The performances were outstanding all around, and the direction is purposeful and quite masterly.
This film might not be for everyone as it demands some patience and empathy from the audience.

Feb 06, 2018

Ever so slightly overrated but if you lower your expectations it is a worthy watch.

Jan 31, 2018

Slow and long but okay

Jan 12, 2018

After watching this dvd, I am not at all sure how it rated any Golden Globe Award nominations. The acting was purely mechanical, uninspired, and amateurish with few exceptions. The plot was very thin and the fast forward button became my best friend with all of the dialogue. I would rate this as a class C movie at best. If you want to be bored and depressed, give it a watch.

Jan 10, 2018

This is a character-driven story with a heavy, emotional theme. Michelle Williams is superb and so is Casey Affleck. It's heartbreaking at times, but well worth the viewing time. I agree with other reviewers, it deserved an Academy Award. An interesting note, the film was purposely shot on dreary days to set the mood for this film.

Jan 08, 2018

Overall good movie but heavy subject. I kept getting the 2 brothers & their wife's mixed up & had to rewind to figure out who was who. It is not an easy movie to follow.

Dec 22, 2017

I really object to all the cursing, but it's an interesting concept: what happens to estranged family members under duress of loss of life.

Nov 20, 2017

Not what I expected, very boring.

Oct 25, 2017

A rich and powerful masterpiece starring Academy Award winner Casey Affleck as a working-class man overpowered by love and loss. Skip this movie if you have the attention span of a gnat.

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Mar 11, 2017

You're rude, you're unfriendly, you won't say good morning.
So I can go?
-Unless something else comes up we don't know about already, yeah.
Let me finish. heart was broken. 'Cause it's always going to be broken. And I know yours is broken, too.
Break it up. Get him out of here, George. He's Joey Chandler's brother. Back off, back off.
Why can't you stay?
-Come on, Patty. I can't beat it. I can't beat it.
If there was... If you could take one guy to an island with you and you knew you'd be safe 'cause he was the best man, he was going to figure out how to survive, he was going to make everything,
he was going to make the world a good place on the island, he was going to keep you happy, he, he... This is the best man for the job. No matter what, if it was between me and your father, who would you take?
... And we don't know what's going to happen to you, yet. But it's not a good disease.
-What is a good disease?
Poison lvy. Athlete's foot.

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