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Oscars 2017: Manchester By The Sea


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Movie info from RT:

After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.

My thoughts:

  • FINALLY! I worthy opponent of La La Land!
  • Manchester is the perfect blend of topnotch acting, great dialogue,  and impressive story story.
  • Casey Affleck was a delight to watch, though, he’s not the movie’s strongest suit. This movie’s strongest suit was his and Lucas Hedges’ chemistry. Their banters were funny and witty and added a touch of chuckles in a drama film.
  • Michelle Williams only appeared in a few scenes, but she just stood out every time.
  • I like that even though this movie was supposedly a drama, it did not solicit tears and emotions like, say, Hacksaw Ridge.
  • Like Fences, Manchester also started slow, but, again, the dialogues and conversations did not make me want to doze off.
  • Music was immaculate.

Although I really like Machester by the Sea, I would still pick La La Land. There’s just a certain magic in La La Land. But bravo, Manchester!

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