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Old 07-16-2017, 09:12 PM
 
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Yes I agree completely, very sad. but watching someone wallow in it for two hours does not make a movie in my opinion.

Not saying it has to have a "happy ending" but the protagonist should go through some change - gain some understanding or acceptance. Very little in this movie. The only scene I liked really was the one where he runs into Michelle Williams and that was just because of her acting. I was thinking that her story would have made a much better movie.
But that doesn't always happen in real life. It's only in movies! In real life some people are broken forever. and if anyone has something to be broken forever about, it is him.
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:14 PM
 
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It's on Amazon Prime now.

"Manchester by the Sea" is, in my opinion, an example of technical proficiency which one can appreciate on its own merits while very much disliking the movie as a narrative.

One of my yardsticks for movie excellence is: Do I want to see it again? Do I want to see it again RIGHT NOW?

And the answer here is an emphatic No and No.

I put it in the same category as "Schindler's List": It's good I saw it but I never, ever want to see it again.
I never want to see it again but I am glad I did watch it.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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Well written, well acted, most depressingly morose movie, I'd never watch again, not even glad I watched most of it the first time it was just that uninspiring. I had no need to be dragged through that much, moment to moment, suffering when I've experienced much of my own and was just looking for escape. I like a good drama as much as the next person, but, this film had no break for a breath of air between dire moments. Maybe I just picked the wrong movie at the wrong time, but even though well done, just too with great acting, not one, I'd ever wish on anyone else. I too enjoyed seeing the supportive roles the men displayed, that was one positive.

I have watched many movies that could be considered depressing, by some yet I would view them again, including Schindler's List, as there was something.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:49 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Well written, well acted, most depressingly morose movie, I'd never watch again, not even glad I watched most of it the first time it was just that uninspiring. I had no need to be dragged through that much, moment to moment, suffering when I've experienced much of my own and was just looking for escape. I like a good drama as much as the next person, but, this film had no break for a breath of air between dire moments. Maybe I just picked the wrong movie at the wrong time, but even though well done, just too with great acting, not one, I'd ever wish on anyone else. I too enjoyed seeing the supportive roles the men displayed, that was one positive.

I have watched many movies that could be considered depressing, by some yet I would view them again, including Schindler's List, as there was something.
It was a well done movie, for sure. I'm with you, I'll never watch it again, and frankly I wouldn't wish what happened to him on my worst enemies. I don't have kids, but just for a second I can almost imagine what it would be like and then my psyche snaps me out of it, it's hard to explain, but for a moment I can almost feel what it would be like and I think for self protection my mind shifts somehow. Hard to explain what I mean here.

The scene were he bumps into his ex wife, that was a gut wrencher, plain and simple.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:52 PM
 
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He did a pretty good job by that boy. It wasn't all bad. That had to be really hard for him, but he did it.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:09 PM
 
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It was a well done movie, for sure. I'm with you, I'll never watch it again, and frankly I wouldn't wish what happened to him on my worst enemies. I don't have kids, but just for a second I can almost imagine what it would be like and then my psyche snaps me out of it, it's hard to explain, but for a moment I can almost feel what it would be like and I think for self protection my mind shifts somehow. Hard to explain what I mean here.

The scene were he bumps into his ex wife, that was a gut wrencher, plain and simple.

I get what you mean, I too am very empathetic, most of the time anyway, so it's easy to feel others' pain to the point of seeing oneself experiences such a tragedy. And yes, the scene where he and the ex are talking was quite gut wrenching.

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He did a pretty good job by that boy. It wasn't all bad. That had to be really hard for him, but he did it.
He did, I could relate, been there, would do it again for my nephews.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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The wife and I both watched it together and I got to tell you ,nether one of us liked it.
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