Manchester by the Sea ★★★★★

This is an honest portrayal of grief.  It's messy, unforgiving, funny, soul crushing, inconvenient, sporadic, absolute shit, and it doesn't get beaten.

I don't have much to say here.  My father died about two years ago and I think about it everyday.  I've lost friends over my inability to cope with it healthily and it dictates my life to a large degree.  I was forever changed the day he died and I only just realized that watching this goddamn movie.

I wasn't particularly close with my father for most of my life and I only started to get back in touch with him in the last year or so before he went.  I regret so much of it.

I'm sorry for putting this here.  It's not a review and doesn't belong but I don't know what else to say about the film.  It's poignant and real.

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