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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
« on: March 30, 2017, 02:10:57 pm »
Manchester by the Sea (2016)


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I get and understand why Manchester by the Sea got a lot of acclaim for Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams and Kenneth Lonergan for Best Film and Original Screenplay. A lot of great talent all around. The film looks really good and of course the acting was top notch. So with all these accolades, why only 3 Stars from me? Simply put, the story is depressing as f*ck. It's bad enough there is one death in the movie, it's made even more depressing when we finally get the big reveal for Casey's character's backstory. The movie was very hard to sit through and it's something I'll never do again. Also, the pacing was just way to slow for my taste and some of the scenes run on way to long. Gotta keep it lean and that means cutting out excess fat from these scenes. Anyway, the movie earns its acclaim, but I'll never bother with this film again. Worth a Rent for those that don't mind the subject matter.
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Re: Manchester by the Sea (2016)
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 05:07:10 pm »
Hated this movie, despite my love for Affleck. As you say, slow and depressing as f*ck. 30 minutes was all I could take. Another example of Oscar material, and I'm actually dreading it.
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