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After making waves at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin Texas, where it made its world premiere, Filipino fans finally had the chance to watch MANNY, a documentary about the Filipino boxing champion.

Manny is the untold story of Manny Pacquiao, one of the most celebrated boxers to ever enter the ring since Muhammad Ali.  It chronicles the inspirational tale of how one penniless kid rose from poverty to become one of boxing’s most revered icons.

Relive some of his greatest matches, and rivalries as he moves up the ranks and takes his place in history as the only boxer to become an eight division champion.

Sourced from over 1200 hours of video footage Pacquiao generously shared with Producer/Director Ryan Moore, the movie likewise provides an in-depth look into Pacquiao’s personal life not only as a boxer, superstar, Congressman, and man of faith, but above all, a man.

Narrated by Liam Neeson and filled with insightful and sometimes humorous interviews with Hollywood celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeremy Piven, etc. you don’t need to be a fan of boxing or even Pacquiao himself to enjoy this well-made narrative of triumph against unbelievable odds.

“By the end of the film, I want people to feel like they know him as just Manny. Not Congressman Pacquiao, not the People’s Champion, not the boxer with 10 world titles, but the guy who you could be on a first name basis with because you feel him. Be it a boxing legend, icon, politician, religious leader, or father, I ultimately want Pacquiao to be known as Manny, the man,” narrates Moore.

Catch Manny in its limited theatrical run until Tuesday in cinemas nationwide.

Manny is distributed by Solar Entertainment Corporation.

The Philippine premiere was held on Monday, March 11 at the Newport in Resorts World.

Movie Review:
It is an interesting movie because it was presented as a documentary about the life of a world boxing champ Manny Pacquiao.

It has an impressive research. The story of Manny from his humble beginnings to what he is right now is very lovely, it's so meaningful specially for Filipino community.

The film shows full narration about Manny's life chapter.

Narrated by Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson, “MANNY” chronicles  the untold story of Manny Pacquiao-- from his impoverished childhood years in war-torn Mindanao, his struggle to survive in Manila by working in construction sites and warehouses after running away from home at the age of 14-- to his dramatic  rise as a ten-time boxing world champion.

It is an inspirational story. It is about perseverance, life transition, strong determination, on success and failure and everything good about a tale that all came true.

Manny Pacquaio's life is such a wonderful exhibit of how we can be a good example to others and how do we encourage others to become an instrument of change.

MANNY: THE MOVIE opens in Philippine cinemas nationwide on March 12, 2014, and is distributed locally by Solar Entertainment Corporation.

This movie is the greatest boxing fight ever. It is a movie more than life.

Kudos to the funniest part where Manny sings 'Sometimes when we touch' such an ice breaker.

The film also includes interviews with actor Mark Wahlberg, comedian Jimmy Kimmel, Jeremy Piven and many other international celebrities and features original music from acclaimed Hollywood composer Lorne Balfe (Inception, Dark Night, Iron Man).
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