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'Manchester by the Sea' is set in a similar demographic to Lonergan's
earlier film 'You Can Count On Me', which depicted a couple of New
England siblings struggling to deal with emotional turmoil caused by
some of life's everyday problems. Manchester's plot is similarly simple
a reclusive, short-tempered handyman called Lee is entrusted with the
unwanted guardianship of a teenage nephew after his brother's sudden
death, and this upheaval delivers some complications to his dismal
Michelle Williams and the support cast do a decent job creating the
Massachusetts coastal community surrounding Lee, but Casey Affleck's
one-note performance is too stubbornly dour to sustain interest in his
lead character over a two-hour film. The camera trudges after Lee
throughout the proceedings, revealing a monosyllabic, hard-drinking
sourpuss. Eventually, through flashbacks, it shows how various
intoxicants combined with a minor oversight cost him his sense of humor
and much else besides. By the time this revelation has arrived, it's
become hard to care overmuch for the surly protagonist, his sorry tale
or how he resolves his current dilemma. Manchester would have probably
been a more memorable story if Lonergan's script had chosen to follow
the path of Michelle Williams' sharp-tongued Randi.
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