Manchester By the Sea

Manchester By the Sea

By Kenneth Lonergan

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-01-13
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Director: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Production Company: Amazon Studios
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 2,497 Ratings


Casey Affleck (Interstellar, Gone Baby Gone) stars as Lee, a man whose spare existence is suddenly ruptured when the death of his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler, Carol, The Wolf of Wall Street) forces him to return to the hometown he abandoned years before. Rocked by contact with his estranged ex-wife (Michelle Williams) and the revelation that Joe has made him guardian of his teenage son (Lucas Hedges), Lee is forced to face up to painful memories and new-found levels of responsibility as he reconnects with his family.



  • Great Acting weak story

    By Lowestoft8
    Yes fantastic acting, but found the whole story quite pointless and grim. If you like watching films about grief and depression this is right up your street. Not a bad film but not a great one either.
  • Depressing miserable and boring

    By NanomanJ
    Good performances but vacuous. Massively over rated
  • Sublime exploration of family grief

    By GrafikMan
    An extraordinarily powerful & deceptively simple portrayal of a man's struggle with grief and the impact both the event and his reaction impacts the world around no him. Wonderful performances, beautiful camerawork and an elegiac script brought together to create a real gem.
  • Don't waste your money.

    By Gracie - Lou
    Honestly one of the worst films I've ever seen. It's a bit of a pointless film - has absolutely no storyline...
  • Dreadful

    By Amaldubai
    What a boring film, turned it off as I wanted to poke pins in my eyes as that would have been more pleasurable. Dont waste yoru money
  • Nothing Special

    By antonywm
    Because of all the awards and rave reviews I was really expecting something special. Usual overhype from Hollywood though... It was a fairly decent real life story but nothing particularly better than your average decent BBC or ITV drama and certainly comparing it against similar 'real life' dramas from the likes of Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Alan Bleasdale, Stephen Poliakoff..etc.. it really doesn't even come close. Maybe it was just me but the characters had no depth or attachment to me either, so I didn't really care for any of them or engage with them.
  • Stunning

    By MattAY!
    I'd been looking forward to watching this for a long time but it is truly like nothing I have ever seen before. Casey Affleck is unbelievably believable in his portrayal of someone riddled by guilt and grief. But that performance is only made so much more stunning by the script. It's hard to describe. Just watch it. Thoroughly deserved its oscars.
  • Not so good

    By iNicknameNotTaken
    My wife and I stopped watching - just didn't get involved in the characters. Maybe we'll try again sometime.
  • Amazing

    By 3Wiggle
    This really is a truly real film, great story, superb acting. Its darkly funny, heartbreaking, moving and a story that most of us, in part can relate with. There is no big stunts, no CGI, no Hollywood glitz, just a truly immersive story. It draws you in completely. Excellent.
  • Manchester by sea

    By Slippers'npipe
    Rubbish and a complete waste of your money and time