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    “Manchester By the Sea”: Living With Defeat

    “Manchester by the Sea” is a masterwork of realism in contemporary American film. When we come into the theater, we often expect to see characters embark on a journey and overcome their obstacles. This movie is firmly rooted in opposition to this idea. This film refuses to let the audience indulge in the safety of this fantasy. For this reason, “Manchester by the Sea,” is one for the saddest and most honest movies I have seen this year. The film portrays a life in perpetual defeat and shows how life continues even when there is no reason for living. This is a film in which characters don’t live up to…