Lee Chandler 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.
Manchester by the Sea was listed by many critics as among the best films of 2016, and Casey Affleck’s performance received universal praise. At the 89th Academy Awards, the film received six nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Casey Affleck), Best Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams) and Best Original Screenplay. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and was nominated in four more categories.