In Manchester by the Sea (Blu-ray release 2017-2-21), the will of the brother of the protagonist specifies him to be the guardian of his nephew, who lives in Manchester.  He does not want to move back to his hometown because of something happened before – which we eventually find out through a series of flashbacks.

As a movie about grief, despair and guilt, it does an incredibly good job of injecting humor into it.  In some ways this helps, because otherwise the tone could become even more depressing than it already is.  This is most certainly not my type of entertaining movie.  In spite of universal acclaim, it violates my rule for movies – if a problem is brought up, it needs to be solved.  To me, the alternative means that it achieves absolutely nothing.

P.S. Winner of Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay

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