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9Fest Brian Bennett reviews MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

9Fest Brian Bennett reviews MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (2016) (69) – GOOD
Numbers up system – 99 Excellent, 96 Very Good, 69 Good, 66 Mediocre




Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler

Michelle Williams as Randi

Kyle Chandler as Joe Chandler

Lucas Hedges as Patrick

Gretchen Mol as Elise

C.J. Wilson as George



Kenneth Lonergan


Kenneth Lonergan


MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, was one of the year’s disappointments for me. The best part of the film was shots of Manchester, the ocean and town.


Lee Chandler is leading a tough life. His family is splintered, he has no ambition. Then to make matters worse he is asked in a will, to look after his teenage nephew. Depressing story across the board. The Director made this movie even more grueling by long shots, dragging this film over two hours and 15 minutes.



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