Manchester By The Sea script
Synopsis: After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he 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.

IN HER SMALL LIVING ROOM -- He comes out of the bathroom.

Marianne is now dressed up to go out. She looks great.

4.

LEE:

All set.

MARIANNE:

Thank you so much. Can I give you a

tip?

LEE:

You mean, like a suggestion?

MARIANNE:

(Taking out a ten)

No -- I mean -- like, a tip...

LEE:

That’s all right. Have a good

night.

MARIANNE:

Oh, please. I’d feel bad.

LEE:

(Takes the money)

OK, thanks a lot. Good night.

MARIANNE:

Good night! And thank you so much.

INT. MRS OLSEN’S BATHROOM. DAY.

Lee is down on his hand and knees. MRS OLSEN, 40s, in a

bathrobe, is very good-looking but bad-tempered and nervous.

MRS OLSEN:

How many times do we have to fix

these fucking pipes? Every time I

take a shower their entire

apartment has a flood. It’s driving

me insane.

LEE:

I’ll bring the plumber tomorrow but

I’d say we’re gonna have to break

through the tile and try to isolate

the leak, because there was quite a

lot of water -

MRS OLSEN:

But how do you know it’s me? Why is

it automatically me?

LEE:

Because if it was coming from

higher up you’d have water damage

on the ceiling too, and maybe in

your wall, and it’s all dry.

5.

MRS OLSEN:

Great.

Lee looks at the bathtub.

LEE:

It might just be the caulking. This

whole tub needs to be re-caulked.

Did you take a bath or shower in

the last couple of hours?

MRS OLSEN:

Yes...

LEE:

Well, it could actually just be

that.

MRS OLSEN:

OK. And how are you planning to

find that out?

LEE:

Well, we could turn on the shower

and see if it drips downstairs...

MRS OLSEN:

You want me to take a shower now?

LEE:

No...

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Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan is an American film director, playwright, and screenwriter. He is best known for co-writing Gangs of New York, and for writing and directing You Can Count On Me, Margaret, and Manchester by the Sea. more…

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