Manchester By The Sea Review (No Spoilers)
Sorry that I’ve been MIA for so long. I had every intention of continuing to post as often as possible throughout the month, but that hasn’t been the case. I’ve been busy job searching and trying to get organized for the new year. Once I start working, I know I won’t have as much free time for blogging, so I am hoping to get as much as possible done before then.
While on a quest to find new Christmas movies, I stumbled across Manchester By The Sea on Amazon Prime. It’s not a Christmas movie, but it is one that I have wanted to see since it first came out last year. I’d even considered going to the theater to watch, but to be honest, I am really happy that I didn’t.
Instead, I ended up watching the movie today while continuing to clean out my chaotic email inbox. (((I’m terrified I’m going to miss an important email with all the junk that makes its way through on an hourly basis.))) Boy was I disappointed! I was expecting to love this movie but in truth, I can’t give it more than 3 out of 5 stars, which is pretty low for my low cinematic standards.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, don’t worry. I won’t give anything away. But I will say this…
The movie felt a little more raw and genuine than most Hollywood dramas, thanks in large part to the phenomenal acting. Through most of it, I felt like I was on a depressingly emotional journey, which is exactly what they were going for, I’m sure.
Unfortunately, there were times when the movie felt extremely disjointed and incomplete, so much so that I found myself being torn between sadness and utter confusion.
Maybe it was my fault? I must have missed something in not giving it my full and undivided attention. I’m wondering if I should watch it again later when I’m not busy multitasking, but I am also a bit nervous about wasting another 2 hours of my life if I’m just going to be left feeling exactly the same.
What do you think? Should I watch it again later?
If you haven’t seen Manchester By The Sea yet, you can stream it for free with your Amazon Prime membership. Click here to get a free 30-day trial and check it out for yourself.