This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Some random thoughts I had during/after Manchester by the Sea:
I am really, really, really, really scared to lose my dad. I'll never be ready for that.
I hope to some day achieve the same level of honesty in a performance as Casey Affleck does in this film.
There's a small moment between Affleck and Chandler that is a conversation I've had far too many times. "If I don't hear from you by 9:00, I'm calling the cops." That was…
A truly devastating, haunting, and achingly human portrayal of mental illness. James gives a tour-de-force performance, which is well anchored by an apt supporting cast. David Henrie (of Wizards of Waverly Place fame) stands out as a love interest for Paul's long-suffering daughter. Henrie shines as the boy that not enough people notice, but wish they could have known better.
But it is the performance of Kevin James that excites the emotions and moves the audience. His portrayal of such…