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When Actors Mess with the Boston Accent, We Get WICKED PISSA

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We all know Boston isn’t the nicest to actors who mess with our accent. So who is the newest hottie trying his hand? Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights fame will co-star along side Casey Affleck for the movie Manchester-by-the-Sea, which is the newest film from Kenneth Lonergan. Kyle is quoted in Boston Magazine saying he’s planning to hang out in a few local bars before he starts shooting, so maybe we can go teach him a thing or two about Boston.

What’s your favorite movie where the actors have butchered the Boston accent? Our top 3 worst Boston accent attempts are awarded to:

Sean Penn, Mystic River. He basically decided that if no one could understand him, that made a Boston accent. LAME Sean, SO LAME.
Tom Hanks, Catch Me If You Can. Tom seemed to think if he just rolled a bunch of random accents around in every sentence we would think he’s from Boston. No, sorry Tom, it just gave us a headache.
Diane Lane, The Perfect Storm. Diane actually almost nailed it but then she decided to push it a little too far over the edge. We sort of love and hate her for this.

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