What a massive waste of people’s time and money- namely my own.
I'm not going to hold back on spoilers so be sure not to continue reading if you care about that.
There are two choices in Manchester by the Sea that I think are indefensible. Number one is the way Lonergan has chosen to present the burning down of Lee Chandler's (Casey Affleck's) house. Apparently it's not enough to have a montage of kids dying, but you also have to put dissonant Kubrickian music under said montage otherwise I guess people…
I'm not ashamed to say I didn't pay for this. No one should have to pay for work that is this uninspired, obnoxious or worthless. If you, like I did, feel compelled to see this movie because of the "people" on your Twitter/Facebook feed who keep recommending it to you then I would suggest that you not pay for it either. There are many ways/opportunities to see movies like this for free if you seek them out.
I'm not going…