Manchester by the Sea ★★★★

took a 24 hr rumspringa from my boycott of casey affleck films to finally watch this, right off of watching the theatrical cut of margaret. i really like kenneth lonergan, this film is really beautifully written.

i think my dislike of casey affleck tempers my feelings towards this film, but he does do an incredible job with pretty devastating material. lucas hedges too!! he is just my favorite.

i like that they both had elemental fears associated with their trauma, with fire for lee and ice with patrick and the freezer. after this i watched the director's cut of margaret and it is clear to me kenny lonergan likes to spend time writing teenagers sex lives quite a bit.