Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea ★★★★½

Heartwrenching and quiet would be the two main words I'd use to describe this film. It is a very human, almost universal tale about depression, loneliness, grief, trauma and loss, all anchored up by a powerful script, steady directing, excellent performances all-around and Casey Affleck's particularly grounded, restrained and down to earth portrayal of a broken man who simply doesn't want to move forward in life. A person stuck in a self-destructive/reclusive limbo of tragedy, isolation and unwillingness to heal.

It was a beautiful yet deeply affecting experience on a personal level, and that is why I will add this film to my ever growing list of films that fucked me up real hard, because this one ran over me like a freight train.

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