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Manchester-By-The-Sea is a curious one, for sure, because the subject of sexism is never far away from any aspect of it, but critical inspection of the movie seems to have generated a variety of responses in the wider world. From its inception, to its production, to the final cut of the film – Manchester-By-The-Sea is a well-crafted subject of discussion, if nothing else.
The film is set in a small Massachusetts coastal town, and sees Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), travel back home due to the death of his older brother, Joe Chandler (Kyle Chandler). There are Joe’s personal affairs to tend to, and also his teenage son, Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Along the way we learn a number of things through the use of flashbacks. Firstly, Joe died of congestive heart disease, with which he had been diag...
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