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New video: 'Manchester by the Sea' is filled with the stuff of life

New video: 'Manchester by the Sea' is filled with the stuff of life

New on Blu-ray

“Manchester by the Sea” (Lionsgate DVD, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99; also available on VOD)

Don’t be put off by all the descriptions of the multi-Oscar-nominated “Manchester by the Sea” as a melancholy tear-jerker. Yes, this picture is suffused with sadness; and yes, Casey Affleck gives an emotionally devastating performance as Lee Chandler, a surly New Englander grappling with profound grief. But writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s film is also very funny at times and filled with the stuff of life: banter, lust, familial affection and personal renewal. As Lee tries to take care of his teenage nephew (Lucas Hedges) and reckon with his past (while...

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