Manchester by the Sea: Quick Audiences and Dysfunctional Families

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19. Manchester by the Sea – Quick Audiences and Dysfunctional Families

It’s often difficult to put into words the kind of experiences we’ve had, and sometimes we have to skirt around the idea that we can be vulnerable, open, emotionally available. Sometimes we feel like we need to put up a wall, and that’s the best way we can protect ourselves, like a callous of the heart.

One of the most difficult things to do is understand someone. I’m talking really understand someone, yet understanding is a fundamental aspect of relationships. Sometimes, though, you come across those who are cut off, separated from everyone else, and trying to understand them is a difficulty in its own right. For Lee Chandler, you’ll find yourself wondering why he’s so irritable, so quiet, so distant, and sometimes, it’s hard to come to terms with what you learn.

Manchester by the Sea is Rated R for language throughout and sexual content. It features Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan.

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