Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, Tate Donovan
Drama directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan, set in the in the North Shore of Massachusetts, the story follows Lee (Casey Affleck) who after the sudden death of his older brother, Joe (Kyle Chandler), is made legal guardian of his son Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Lee then returns to his hometown and is forced to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community he was born and raised in.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Lee Chandler: If you could take one guy on an island with you and you knew you’d be safe because he was the best man, that he was going to keep you happy, if it was between me and your father who would take?
Young Patrick: My daddy.
Lee Chandler: I don’t think you’re wrong about that.
Lee Chandler: What happened to my brother?
Lee Chandler: I don’t understand.
Lawyer: Which part are you having trouble with?
Lee Chandler: Well I can’t be his guardian.
[the lawyer looks with confusion at Lee]
Lee Chandler: I mean I can’t.
Lawyer: Well naturally I assumed Joe had discussed all this with you.
Lee Chandler: No, he didn’t. no.
Lawyer: Uh, I, sorry, I have to say I’m somewhat taken aback.
Lee Chandler: He can’t live with me, I live in one room.
Lawyer: Well, but Joe has provided for Patrick’s upkeep. Food, clothes, et cetera, and the house and the boat are owned outright.
Lee Chandler: I can’t commute from Boston everyday until he turns eighteen.
Lawyer: I think the idea was that you would relocate.
Lee Chandler: Relocate to where, here?
Lawyer: Well if you look, as you can see your brother worked everything out extremely carefully.
Lee Chandler: But he can’t have…
Lee Chandler: He can’t have meant that.
Lee Chandler: I’m just a backup.
Lawyer: Lee, nobody can appreciate what you’ve been through, and if you really feel you can’t take this on, that’s your right.
Patrick: Where are we going, to the orphanage?
Lee Chandler: Shut up. Get in the car.
Patrick: Can’t obey your orders until you unlock the door.
George: Whatever you decided he can always stay with us if he want to come up weekends.
Lee Chandler: Do you want to be his guardian?
George: Well, we already…
Patrick: He doesn’t want to be my guardian for Christ sakes, he’s got four kids, have you seen his house?
George: We already got some in the house, we’re trying to lose some kids at this point.
Lee Chandler: Hello?
Randi: Hello, Lee, I just wanted to call and say I’m sorry. How’s Patrick doing?
Lee Chandler: Well he hasn’t really opened up with me.
Lee Chandler: You actually had sex with these girls?
Patrick: Strictly basement business.
Lee Chandler: What does that mean?
Patrick: It means I’m working on it.
Patrick: You don’t want to be my guardian that’s fine with me.
Lee Chandler: Not that, it’s just the logistics.
Patrick: [to Lee] All my friends are here, I got two girlfriends and I’m in a band. You’re a janitor in Queensie. What the hell do you care where you live!
Randi: I said a lot of terrible things to you, my heart was broken, but I know yours was broken too.
Lee Chandler: No, you don’t understand, there’s nothing that…
Randi: That’s not true.
Patrick: I think there’s something wrong with me.
Lee Chandler: Do you want me to call your friends? What do you want me to do?
[enters Patrick’s room where he’s sat on his bed crying]
Lee Chandler: I’m not going to bother you, I’m just going to sit here until you calm down.
Patrick: All right, I’m calmer now. Would you please just go away?
Lee Chandler: No.
Manchester by the Sea is set for release in the US November 18th and UK January 13th.