Manchester by the sea is a beautiful movie about a depressed, irritable man called Lee. Lee gets a call asking him to come back to his hometown because 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.
The gray colour theme throughout the film set the dark, sensitive mood and made me realise the importance of family and friends. Manchester by the Sea shows the distance Lee feels toward people and is built around comparisons between the darkness and heartache Lee and Patty are going through.
I recommend that everyone watch this because of how compelling and emotional it is. I haven’t seen a movie made quite like this is a very long time.