Starring Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, and Lucas Hedges, the drama swept up dozens of critics up in Park City, Utah this year with Oscar on their minds — this writer included. In my glowing Top Rated review, I wrote: “This is pitch-perfect filmmaking, the kind that turns a hungry visionary into a popular last name. Rest assured, it’s all earned. Manchester by the Sea is a hearty, rewarding drama audiences will remember for years.”
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother’s heart has given out suddenly, and he’s been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren’t enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.”
The film is scheduled for a limited release on November 18th before expanding in mid-December. Watch the newly revealed trailer above.