A Man Called Otto

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Synopsis

Based on the # 1 New York Times bestseller “A Man Called Ove,” A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grump who no longer sees purpose in his life following the loss of his wife. Otto is ready to end it all, but his plans are interrupted when a lively young family moves in next door, and he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol. She challenges him to see life differently, leading to an unlikely friendship that turns his world around. A heartwarming and funny story about love, loss, and life, A Man Called Otto shows that family can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. Directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), A Man Called Otto stars Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Cast Away), Mariana Treviño (Club de Cuervos), Rachel Keller (Fargo), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven), Truman Hanks and Mike Birbiglia (Trainwreck). The screenplay is written by Academy Award® nominee David Magee (Best Adapted Screenplay, Life of Pi, 2012; Best Adapted Screenplay, Finding Neverland, 2004) based upon the best-selling novel “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman, and the film A Man Called Ove by Hannes Holm. The film is being produced by Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman.

Cast

  • Tom Hanks
  • Mariana Treviño
  • Rachel Keller
  • Truman Hanks
  • Mike Birbiglia
  • Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
  • Mack Bayda
  • Cameron Britton
  • Kelly Lamor Wilson
  • Julian Manjerico

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Verified Review
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Unoriginal Hollywood woke fest. Pushing lgbt propaganda, weak males, etc, etc. Deceptive trailer did not show the garbage. Skip.

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Eric B
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Great story and character development.

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Metacritic

40
Jan 13, 2023

As always, Tom Hanks is in there pitching, but this time it’s mostly softballs. The cliched plot about a reformed grumpy old man is so obvious you can see it from outer space.

Peter Travers
ABC News
40
Dec 29, 2022

A Man Called Otto is not only more bloated than the Swedish film, it’s more outré, in a way that’s hard to pin down.

Metacritic review by Glenn Kenny
Glenn Kenny
The New York Times
30
Dec 29, 2022

There’s laying it on thick, there’s laying it on with a trowel, and there’s laying it on like A Man Called Otto.

Metacritic review by Kyle Smith
Kyle Smith
Wall Street Journal