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Manchester by the Sea

Has anyone watched this Oscar winning film? It was on TV recently and I began to watch it on cast-up last evening. Began, but certainly not finished, for I found it an ugly, depressing and nihilistic film that painted a vivid picture of the strange race of folk that make up a large part of America these days. Maybe later in the film there was some great emotional redemption and everyone began to 'feel good' or maybe it just continued as it began, edgy and ugly with enough swearing to fill an Olympic sized pool. But maybe this is just me objecting and others may have got more from the film, but if this stuff wins Oscars, heaven help us. Bring back Casablanca!

What was certainly true, however, was that there was some very fine acting in it but that was wasted entirely by the story and didn't make the film watchable. So I turned it off.ArrowArrow

Posted at 15th Jan 2019 - 05:44PM   Posted by Fennie   Manchester by the Sea Comments: 7

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Inthemud's Avatar Hi Fennie, no I haven't seen it. I was thinking I might see it on catch up but now hearing your thoughts on it don't think I will bother! Very Happy

Posted by: Inthemud on 15th Jan 2019 at 10:05PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Can't say I've even heard of it.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 16th Jan 2019 at 10:03AM

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Camilla's Avatar No have not seen it Fennie, does not sound inviting though. We had a snippet of news on our local channel about Yarmouth by the Sea compared to Venice, don't think one could even begin to compare this.!Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 16th Jan 2019 at 01:40PM

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Fennie's Avatar No doubt you could find the trailer on YouTube.

I haven't seen Venice, though I have seen Great Yarmouth and of the too by a short head I prefer Venice - at least to look at - though I suspect GY would be cheaper to live in and without the general possibility of falling into the ocean. I suppose there's no fishing in Great Yarmouth now, or in Venice I gather. Maybe Great Yarmouth could buy some gondolas, though, and gondoleers, m'deer, could play their trade on the Yar. That should bring the tourists back.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 16th Jan 2019 at 06:43PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Good grief! in what universe has GY got anything in common with Venice?Blink even Inverness has two waterways going through it but that certainly doesn't make it Venice.

I went to Scarborough once... it was shut.Shocked

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 17th Jan 2019 at 10:49AM

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Fennie's Avatar Very few people have ever been to Great Yarmouth. Considerably more have been to Venice. Perhaps if we were all a little inventive about the gondolas on the water, the cleanest beaches in England, the forgotten Tudor Palace, the largest Basilica in England, the royal hunting lodge and bathing pools with their mosaics and marble columns (so close to Sandringham) the full-size model of the Luisitania, the working full size railway on which they shot 'Murder on the Orient Express,' the ice cream sellers, the pizza bars the men in berets and T shirts, the women in masks and feathers . . . if we just mention a few of these things then Great Yarmouth could go viral. The Las Vegas of East Anglia but with its own vineyards and pickled herring. Word gets around, you know.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 17th Jan 2019 at 07:39PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Laughing Yeah but does it have Francesco?

I'm not sure the local accent has quite the same effect!

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 18th Jan 2019 at 10:21AM

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