Manchester by the Sea

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

2016, USA, 137 minutes, (15)
Director – Kenneth Lonergan

Lee (Casey Affleck) a solitary Boston janitor must return to his North Shore hometown to look after his teenage nephew.


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  • Very moving, fantastic actors. Shows how complicated grief is.
  • I can’t recall a film ever using music better than this. Sensitive and accurate portrayal of male relationships. Lee’s response to grief and guilt very credible.
  • Extremely moving and powerful.
  • Powerful depiction of a broken soul – with just a glimmer of hope to sustain our souls
  • Remarkable film making.
  • Just didn’t get started for me.
  • I thought this film summed up the irony of life an death. I didn’t expect the comedy but it was well-observed. An excellent film; the 2¼ hours went by quickly and that says it all
  • Didn’t live up to my expectations – too long, slow, moody – loved the music
  • Excellent film that kept me gripped throughout. Funnier than I expected but very moving too. Well acted and directed and one of the best films of this season
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