Manchester By The Sea
2016 / USA / 137 mins / Dir: Kenneth Lonergan
Cast includes: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Best Actor & Best Original Screenplay
In the Oscar-winning new drama from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me, Margaret), Casey Affleck stars as Lee, a man whose spare existence is suddenly ruptured when the death of his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) forces him to return to the hometown he abandoned years before.
Rocked by contact with his estranged ex-wife (Michelle Williams) and the revelation that Joe has made him guardian of his teenage son (Lucas Hedges), Lee is forced to face up to painful memories and new-found levels of responsibility as he reconnects with his family.
★★★★★ ‘Casey Affleck is mesmerising’
★★★★★ ‘A masterpiece.’
★★★★★ ‘This movie is a profound, meaningful gift’
★★★★★ ‘The most emotionally intelligent movie I’ve seen in a long time’
★★★★★ ‘A marvellous film’
★★★★ ‘Casey Affleck fulfils all the promise he’s ever shown, and then some’