Debbie and I went to see Manchester by the Sea this afternoon. Ran into some friends there as well. None of us liked it. Why Casey Affleck's johnny-one-note performance has received the accolades it has is beyond me. George, the family friend (C.J. Wilson), is about the only interesting character in the film, but it's a tiny part (which is dumb, given that it is also pivotal). The rest are people one would never want to know. Just an awful movie. Don't buy the hype.