Review: “Manchester by the Sea”

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“Manchester by the Sea” stars Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler, a quiet, boorish janitor who is called back to Manchester after his brother, Joe Chandler (played by Kyle Chandler), passes away.  There, he mourns his brother’s death, as well as handles the difficulties of becoming the new guardian for Joe’s only child Patrick (played by Lucas Hedges), forcing Lee to face his past.  We follow these two in an agonizing story of hardships and mishaps as Lee tries to figure out what is best for both of them in one of the most heart wrenching movies of the year. Continue reading