And rightly so. But there was one film that absolutely, without a doubt should've been on that list. Director Kenneth Lonergan's gripping drama about a quiet guy who punches his way through his tragedy-induced depression may not strike you as a tour-de-force in visual effects, but If you thought for one second that those scenes on the Chandler family fishing boat really took place in the Massachusetts Bay, or that it was really Casey Affleck driving around Manchester in that busted-up Jeep Cherokee looking sad and colorless and not, in fact, Vin Diesel , then you need to watch this mind-blowing visual effects breakdown. Funny or Die strikes again, you guys. But, why do this?
Director: Kenneth Lonergan. The rumors are true, it is depressing! I cannot stress enough how sad this movie is. Honestly, just stop reading this post. The first question I get when I tell people how much I loved Manchester by the Sea is usually somewhere along the lines of What movie is that again?
Extremely sad and touching. Manchester by the Sea is a soul-stirring drama that will make sure you end up in a pool of tears. It has profound grief written all over it as it moves forward showing frames of a gradual build up that ends up in colossal dolour. Grief is havocking.
Jump to navigation. Lee Chandler Casey Affleck is a handyman who manages a building in Boston. His life is simple if a little grim, but his steady routine is thrown into chaos as he learns that his brother has died, and he is now the sole guardian of his year-old nephew, Patrick Lucas Hedges. Both men handle the grief of losing their brother and father respectively in different ways.