In real life very few situations end with a tidy bow and the words “happily ever after.” Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan takes this notion to heart in the Movie Manchester By the Sea as his characters must reconcile past sorrows if they want survive the tragedies of today.
Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is quietly enduring his life when he learns his beloved brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) has died of congestive heart failure. At the reading of Joe’s will, Lee is horrified to learn that he has been given guardianship of his 16-year-old nephew, Patrick (Lucas Hedges). As the two struggle to find common ground, the audience slowly learns the truth behind Lee’s painful past and why he is so reluctant to stay in the seaside town.
With a Supporting Cast that boasts Matthew Broderick, Gretchen Mol and Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea suffers from no shortage of heavy-hitters. That said, the best part of the Movie is Casey Affleck whocaptures Lee’s tortured soul in a way that is never played for melodrama, but rather fleshed out with unexpected subtlety and nuance.
With plenty of hopeful Oscar buzz already surrounding this Movie, Manchester By the Sea is sure to be a hot ticket during TIFF ’16.
Manchester by the Sea screens at TIFF:
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:00 PMPrincess of Wales Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:30 AMVisa Screening Room
Many raves are coming in about MANCHESTER BY THESEA and several already are calling this a Best Picture contender even before its TIFF Premiere!
In Manchester by the Sea, the latest Film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester by the Sea is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.
After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.
See the Trailer:
Mongrel Media release MANCHESTER BY THE SEAFriday, November 25, 2016.
The Premiere for Oz The Great and Powerful was held last night at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles and its Stars Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Rachel Weisz and James Franco were a vision of elegance. Franco, who plays the role of Oz in this Prequel to The Wizard of Oz, was seen rising into the sky in a Balloon! Friends of the Cast and Director Sam Raimi also came out and showed their support, walking the Yellow Brick Road, including Tobey Maguire and Donald Faison.
For the Fashion-savvy, Williams wore Prada, Weisz was in Victoria Beckham, Kunis donned Dolce & Gabbana, while Franco had on Gucci.
See more Photos from the Premiere:
In other news also, Mariah Carey Tweeted out the Official Artwork for her new Single, the Theme Song to Oz The Great and Powerful, Almost Home also below:
The Track will be released next Tuesday, February, 19, 2013.
Also see this brand new Featurette aout the Costumes and Make-up of Oz The Great and Powerful:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures releases Oz the Great and Powerful on March 8, 2013.
(Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Jon Shearer)
Since I heard about it being in development, I’ve been super-excited for Oz The Great and Powerful. Starring James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis, the Fantasy directed by Sam Raimi follows the Story of Oscar (Franco) who transforms himself from a small-time Circus Magician into the greatest Wizard of all. He doesn’t get there however without convincing three Witches first, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who just aren’t buying his greatness.
Opening March 8, 2013 via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, a Sneak Peak of Oz The Great and Powerful will be presented during this Sunday’s Super Bowl, but you can see it first here!
Watch the Teaser below:
Also see these amazing new Character Posters below:
(Photo/video credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada)