The Academy Award-winning film, Manchester by the Sea is now available on Amazon Prime Video in Canada.
The Amazon Original Movie won two Academy Awards, Best Actor for Casey Affleck and Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan (who is also the director of the film). The film was nominated for a total of six Academy Awards including Best Picture (which lost to
La La Land Moonlight).
For those wondering what the film is actually about, here’s the official description from Amazon.
Manchester by the Sea, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave from his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. The film is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.
Prime members will be able to watch Manchester by the Sea, anytime and anywhere because Prime Video is included in their Amazon Prime membership at no additional cost. You’ll also be able to download the film to your smartphone for offline viewing. There will also be an English with French subtitled and dubbed versions also available.
Manchester by the Sea will launch on PrimeVideo.com in the US on May 5th.