If you’ve heard anything about “Manchester by the Sea,” it’s probably something along the lines of “bring Kleenex.” That’s solid advice when going to see “You Can Count On Me” director Kenneth Lonergan’s new movie, which opens in limited release on Friday. But beneath the somber story about Lee Chandler, a repressed Massachusetts handyman (Casey Affleck) left to care for his nephew (Lucas Hedges) after his brother (Kyle Chandler) dies, lies a wealth of humor. Lonergan understands that life’s tragedy operates in tandem with its comedy.
The Huffington Post and its parent company, AOL, are jointly premiering an exclusive scene from “Manchester by the Sea” that displays some of the film’s comedic relief. In the flashback, Lee’s wife (Michelle Williams) interrupts a rowdy night with the boys that becomes a fulcrum for the story. Beware NFSW expletives.