This is an amazing story about Manny Pacquiao, a boy that grew up in poverty in the Philippines and without a father, forced to work at a young age to support his mother and siblings, only to become an eight-time world champion in boxing. As Liam Neeson, the narrator says, “Boxing is the cruelest sport because it takes so much from a man. No other sport asks a man to sacrifice himself so deeply.” The human side of Manny, despite his strong faith in God, is displayed as he believes he hears from God in a dream that he needs to forsake his partying and being unfaithful to his wife and draw close to Him. Manny clearly says he believes he has achieved what he has because of God’s goodness in his life.
Manny’s discipline in training and hard work and his love for his family is inspiring. We are pleased to award this inspiring documentary our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over. “Manny” has also earned 5 Doves, our best rating for quality.