I watched this movie with some friends who were not big fans of this production. However, this film has many up sides to it; from the backstory of the main character to how he copes with his demons and his struggles with being alone. Certain aspects of this movie can be related by the audience, but on the whole Manchester provides a look into the lives of someone with a series of unfortunate circumstances. This movie has a darker undertone and personally I feel it is very realistic. The directing is done smoothly and cuts between time periods show more depth into the character when the moment is present. I’d recommend a watch!