Manchester by the Sea


Manchester by the Sea – Out of obligation and with some reluctance I watched this film on my computer.  Perhaps that wasn’t the way to see it?  Performances were good but honestly, not sure why Casey Aflleck is getting so many kudos.  He provides a usual “thoughtful” performance – which I think is standard for him.  Sulking shouldn’t win you an award, espcially if you don’t take your character on much of a journey.  While watching it I kept thinking Ryan Gossling would have been just as good and I couldn’t get over how much he looks like his brother, it was distracting.  Michelle Williams is great but brief.  Supporting actors are very good.  Script is good, it’s a slice of life movie so be prepared.  Not sure I’d say it’s date night worthy, definitely no need to see it in the theaters.

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