Manchester by the Sea is a gripping and intense film which is certain to be up for Best Picture for 2016. It has already won the National Board of Review Best Picture award.
It tells the story of two brothers where one dies suddenly and designates the surviving brother to take care of his 15 year old son.
Starring Casey Affleck & Kyle Chandler as the brothers, Michelle Williams as the ex wife, and breakout performance by Lucas Hedges as the son.
It has some of the most painful and bittersweet moments on film this year, with tremendous performances, skilled direction, it packs a wallop.
It almost serves as a guidebook on what it’s like to be human and how we deal with the tragedies that happen in our lives.
Go see it.