Manchester By The Sea is one of the most boring things that i saw this 2016. The directing and cinematography was competent, but the editing was painfully bad. The acting was a hit or miss, particularly with Casey Affleck that speak so little and express so little that i don't know why he has so much acclaim for his performance.
The story is the epitom of lame. Everything about it doesn't explore so much about his characters or doesn't have the impact that deserve it. The crying scene with Cassey Affleck and Michelle Williams is specially bad, because it just came from nowhere and doesn't have the development that this deserve it. The conclusion of all the story is terrible not only because doesn't have the catharsis, is because it make the movie pointless for how the resolution is so simple and so easy that make every relating to nephew, his father or the protagonist himself irrelevant. It's not a bad movie, but it doesn't deserve so much praise.