This is a movie about multiple family tragedies, with the two leading actors finding their own ways to cope. If it sounds intense and heavy, it is. Casey Affleck as the reclusive janitor and handyman find himself unexpectedly saddled with the guardianship of his 16 year old nephew played by Lucas Hedges. How these two incompatible characters cope and eventually start to build a relationship is the subject of the movie.
As with all human relationships, there are many awkward moments, handled in the movie with great skill and sometimes very funny despite the seriousness of the subject.