A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

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Kenneth Lonergan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Affleck ... Lee Chandler
Ben O'Brien ... Young Patrick
Kyle Chandler ... Joe Chandler
Richard Donelly Richard Donelly ... Mr. Martinez (1st Tenant)
Virginia Loring Cooke Virginia Loring Cooke ... Mrs. Groom (2nd tenant)
Quincy Tyler Bernstine ... Marianne (3rd Tenant)
Missy Yager ... Mrs. Olsen (4th Tenant)
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Mr. Emery
Ben Hanson Ben Hanson ... Lenny - the bartender
Mary Mallen ... Sharon
Lewis D. Wheeler ... 1st Businessman at Bar
Anthony Estrella Anthony Estrella ... 2nd Businessman at Bar
C.J. Wilson ... George
Susan Pourfar Susan Pourfar ... Nurse Irene
Robert Sella Robert Sella ... Dr. Muller
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Storyline

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Written by Jwelch5742

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Heartbreaking and Heart-warming. Packs an emotional wallop! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Lucas Hedges' father, writer Peter Hedges, has known Kenneth Lonergan for over 20 years from the New York theater world. Lucas Hedge says, "Apparently I met Kenny when I was 2 years old, I was in a stroller. It's the coolest thing that 16 years later, I'm in one of his movies." See more »

Goofs

In the emotional scene where Randi apologizes to Lee, her mouth sometimes can be seen moving from a back shot even though she is not talking. See more »

Quotes

Randi Chandler: I said a lot of terrible things to you.
Lee Chandler: No...
Randi Chandler: But I... I know you never... Maybe you don't wanna talk to me.
Lee Chandler: It's not that...
Randi Chandler: Let... let me finish. However... My heart was broken - cause it's always gonna be broken, and I know yours is broken, too - but I don't have to carry it. I said things that... I should fuckin' burn in hell for what I said to you.
Lee Chandler: No. No-no. No, no, no-no-no. Randi, no.
Randi Chandler: I'm just sorry.
Lee Chandler: It's... it's... I... I can't expl... I can't...
Randi Chandler: I love you! Maybe I shouldn't say that.
Lee Chandler: No, you ...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits rolls on with background of nature, boats and the town, in particular the scenic beaches. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Australia, the film was originally passed MA-15+ uncut, however the distributors opted to re-edit the audio and cut the length of the film, in order to remove every use of the term 'c-t' and 'motherf--er'. Following these changes the film was later re-classified and the rating was lowered to 'M'. See more »

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Referenced in Splitting Up Together: Soups Jealous (2018) See more »

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Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'
Courtesy of the Ray Charles Foundation
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of the Ray Charles Enterprises
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VERY REAL.
10 March 2020 | by andrewchristianjrSee all my reviews

Very real, great acting, sweet and moving. Beautiful scenery tbh. I wish the ending had been a little different, but I guess it was meant to leave it up in the air for your own imagination. Well played by the casts.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manchester by the Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$256,498, 20 November 2016

Gross USA:

$47,695,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,988,148
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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