A new UK trailer for Manchester By The Sea has been released online. The film follows the life of a janitor Lee (Casey Affleck) who is now the guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges) following the death of his brother. Lee must now care for his nephew while also dealing with his own past which includes his ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams).
The film was received wide critical acclaim when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016. All praise was directed towards Kenneth Lonergan‘s writing and direction and Affleck’s acting. The film currently stands at 97% approval on aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes. While the film has received limited release in the US, it will recieve a wide release in the UK on January 13th.
Watch the trailer for the film here :
Video Courtesy : StudiocanalUK via UK
Manchester By The Sea also stars Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol, Tate Donovan, Kara Hayward, and Erica McDermott.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for the film :
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.