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The Devastating First Trailer for Manchester by the Sea Will Tug at Your North Shore Heartstrings

Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea — starring a formidable ensemble cast including Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler — wrecked audience emotions when it debuted at Sundance earlier this year, and the first trailer makes it abundantly clear why. Set in a sleepy New England cape town, Affleck stars as a volatile Boston handyman who’s forced to return to his hometown following the unexpected death of his brother, only to receive even more abrupt news that he was made the sole legal guardian of his brother’s teenage son. Struggling to adjust to being a “dad” and seeing his separated wife (Williams) once again, his North Shore homecoming is nothing less than devastating. Manchester by the Sea will be released in the U.S. on November 18.

Watch the Trailer for Manchester by the Sea