Friday, December 02, 2016

Manchester By The Sea 2016

Grief covers this film like a dense fog, so intense was the grief that I found it hard to watch at times. This is a very good film directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan who also made "You Can Count on Me" and what I consider to be a masterpiece "Margaret" his badly treated film of 2011. All concern hurt and grief, remorse and forgiveness. The film has several terrific performances especially Casey Affleck who will no doubt get the best Actor Oscar, and the film is also perfect Oscar bait, serious, very American and heart felt. I left the theater very depressed, thinking in the end nothing matters, especially material things and the ridiculous activity of making art. If you can't handle sadness right now I suggest you skip this film for at least now and slip a 3 Stooges disc into your dvd player


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