Reclusive janitor Lee (Affleck) is notified that his brother Joe (Chandler) has had a heart attack, but Joe dies before Lee can reach the hospital. Lee goes to Manchester by the Sea to break the news to Joe's son Patrick (Hedges), and learns that Joe named him as Patrick's guardian. Lee is tortured by his past, including separation from his wife Randi (Williams) and the death of his children in a fire. Grim as it may sound, the film is replete with dry comedy and shrewd observations.
- Newlyn Filmhouse
USA 2016 137m