After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
|Release Date||:||November 18, 2016|
|Production Company||:||Big Indie Pictures, Amazon Studios, Pearl Street Films, CMP Entertainment, K Period Media, B Story, The Affleck/Middleton Project|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Casts||:||Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, Tate Donovan, Kara Hayward, Anna Baryshnikov, Matthew Broderick, Heather Burns, C.J. Wilson, Josh Hamilton, Erica McDermott, Tom Kemp, Susan Pourfar, Robert Sella, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Missy Yager, Stephen Henderson, Shawn Fitzgibbon, Liam McNeill, Danae Nason, Ben O'Brien, Ruibo Qian, Richard Donelly, Virginia Loring Cooke, Mary Mallen, Chloe Dixon, Ellie Teeves, Christian J. Mallen, Oscar Wahlberg, Jackson Damon, Jami Tennille, Allyn Burrows, Brian A. White, Wendy Overly, Kenneth Lonergan, Brian Chamberlain, Joe Stapleton, Lewis D. Wheeler, Anthony Estrella, Amanda Blattner, Kt Baldassaro|
|Plot Keywords||:||fire, loss of brother, loss of child, sadness, boston, massachusetts, funeral, uncle, death of a child, grief, dysfunctional family, morgue, janitor, hospital, corpse, death of family, death, nephew, mental health, death of brother, legal guardian, dysfunctional life|
These type of films don't come around that often, and for good reason. It takes focus and effort to come up with stories and themes that touch deeper than the usual Hollywood dirge. The story-line is completely unpredictable , unlike 95% of the films out there.
What is most intriguing about M B T S , is the way in which highly depressing themes are kept in check with humour, intelligent scripting and a subtle feel good factor, which seems to creep in at exactly the right time. The overall feel is also kept balanced by the intricacies of the relationships between various characters. Affleck has taken his game to the next level , his character and mannerisms are completely believable -he is submerged into type.
As a couple of mid 40 somethings, we grew tired of the typical film genres some years ago. We long for films like this, and having seen many of the nominated films for this year (bafta), this one is by far the clear leader. Hacksaw ridge is just another glorification of war, predictable, overly violent and boring, silence is good OK but not special and the list goes on. Manchester by the sea deserves recognition for standing out in a sea of mediocrity