It nabbed a Golden Globe for lead actor Casey Affleck and has just received six BAFTA nominations including Best Film. Manchester by the Sea is sweeping away critics and audiences on a tide of emotion, being the harrowing and humane story of a troubled man who is forced to confront his past when taking guardianship of his nephew.
Last night saw our advance Unlimited screening of the movie, which goes on wide release this Friday. So what did audiences make of it? Here's Richard's reaction to kick things off.
Another fantastic @cineworld Unlimited screening, Manchester By The Sea is incredible. Casey Affleck certainly worthy of his Golden Globe— Richard P Franks (@richardpfranks) January 9, 2017
Ken Major agrees, praising the movie's blend of difficult and light moments.
Rickie is another viewer who admits to being stunned by both the movie and Affleck's performance.
Manchester by the Sea will drain you emotionally, such an incredible, messy and real story. Casey Affleck is incredible. Thanks @cineworld— Rickie Marsden (@BeardManRick) January 9, 2017
Damian Or Star Lord (which is it?) is tipping the movie for major Oscar success.
@cineworld It's a brilliant movie. Emotionally tolling while actually being quite hilarious. This will be nominated in every category for the Oscars.— Damian or Star Lord (@DamianPickett_) January 9, 2017
Cat also complimented the efforts of Affleck's co-star, Michelle Williams.
And Sue is equally enthusiastic.
On the downside? It seems like the hype may have got a bit too much for Alfie.
@cineworld Overrated.... Good acting in a below average film— A l f i e. (@OhMyAlf) January 9, 2017
And Lee says the movie was something of a mixed bag.
@cineworld Nowhere near as good as La La Land the night before. About 30 mins too long. Great performances though and powerful story— Lee Boardman (@lee_boardman) January 10, 2017
Your month of Unlimited screenings doesn't stop here! On 23rd January we bring you Mel Gibson's triumphant directorial comeback: World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge starring BAFTA nominee Andrew Garfield. Check out the trailer and we look forward to seeing you there.