Manchester By The Sea
(14A) Coarse Language
Synopsis:
Drama. After his brother dies (Kyle Chandler), a man (Casey Affleck) becomes his nephew’s (Lucas Hedges) guardian.

Content Elements:
Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and developmental slurs
Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence, some in a context of self-harm - some blood, little detail
Infrequent references to illness, accidents, death, and dying - little detail
Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes – no nudity, some detail
Frequent portrayals of alcohol use and abuse - little detail


Thematic Elements:
Coping with loss
Family and connections
Guilt and responsibility


Classification Rationale:
Rated 14A for coarse language

Classification Date:
11/21/2016