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Old 11-08-22, 10:52 AM
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A Man Called Otto (2022, D: Forster) S: Tom Hanks



Discover what can happen when you let life in. See Tom Hanks as Otto in #AManCalledOtto, in select theaters Christmas and starts everywhere January 13.

Based on the comical and moving # 1 New York Times bestseller, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower who is very set in his ways. When a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unlikely friendship that will turn his world upside-down. Experience a funny, heartwarming story about how some families come from 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 the Cuervos), Rachel Keller (Fargo) and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven). 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. The film is also based on the Swedish film written and directed by Hannes Holm. The film is being produced by Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro.

Previously made as the 2015 Oscar nominated Swedish film, A Man Called Ove (currently on Prime, if interested).
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Re: A Man Called Otto (2022, D: Forster) S: Tom Hanks

When I saw the title thought it was going to be an Otto Preminger biopic.
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Re: A Man Called Otto (2022, D: Forster) S: Tom Hanks

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When I saw the title thought it was going to be an Otto Preminger biopic.
And I thought Bismarck
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Re: A Man Called Otto (2022, D: Forster) S: Tom Hanks

I would have sworn the title was a play on A Fish Called Wanda (Kevin Kline played the man named Otto), but since it is based on a Swedish novel originally titled "A Man Called Ove", I guess not. Funny coincidence, though.
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Re: A Man Called Otto (2022, D: Forster) S: Tom Hanks

This is starting to play in more theatres this weekend and will expand the following week.

The trailers aren't doing it for me. Maybe it's because they seem to be barely even hinting at a major part of the story, but it just looks so sanitized to me. That generally seems to be the case with English language retellings and looking at some of review blurbs kind of confirms that. I would say to just watch the Swedish film.

Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_man_called_otto

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The book was good and so is the original Swedish film.

Looks like this is just another pointless remake simply because people don't like to read subtitles. The reviews aren't very good either - especially when compared to the original film.
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As Hanks As It Gets
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I continue to be stunned at how poor Tom Hanks is at choosing interesting/good roles and films to do since the 1990s ended.

I mean I’m sure he gets offered all the best stuff over the years, but I have been wildly disappointed at how his career turned out as a whole.

This movie doesn’t even look good .
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As Hanks As It Gets
That’s where I’m at. Based on the trailer alone, this looks like a movie I’ve seen 20 times before.
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Re: A Man Called Otto (2022, D: Forster) S: Tom Hanks

Can't go wrong with Hanks, but yeah...looks predictable, but still entertaining enough to watch. Nothing mind blowing here...unless he ends up being a ghost, retired CIA Agent with abilities, or the neighborhood is Hell or some shit.
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Looks like a movie made just to get award nominations. Pass.
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Who would want to see a movie that would have a chance to win awards?
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Re: A Man Called Otto (2022, D: Forster) S: Tom Hanks

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper View Post
I continue to be stunned at how poor Tom Hanks is at choosing interesting/good roles and films to do since the 1990s ended.

I mean I’m sure he gets offered all the best stuff over the years, but I have been wildly disappointed at how his career turned out as a whole.

This movie doesn’t even look good .
It is weird. I bet offhand that he's been in more duds than good films in the past 20 years.
Being generous with my definition of "Good movie" we have what? Captain Phillips, Sully, Bridge of Spies, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, News of the World. The Post? Toy Story 4.
I guess that's not a terrible track record, but he starred in a lot of mediocre films during that two decade period as well.
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Maybe Hanks wants to stray from playing likeable characters with this and Colonel Tom Parker but I assume in this movie he redeems himself and changes.
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I just watched the movie today. it was a decent off-beat movie, but somewhat predictable in a number of scenes. If you haven't seen it, think of it as Grand Torino minus all the gang violence.
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Saw this yesterday on $5 Tuesdays. Had previously seen the trailer and some commercials but didn't really know the plot. Assumed it was a Grumpy old man type movie but darker and more tragic than I expected. Even though it is Tom Hanks and they try to make it comedic, a noose is still a noose and they show the actual attempts. I do like the sense of community and looking out for each other that seems to be missing nowadays. Ultimately a good film, not great and won't win a bunch awards, but can see why it is making money and leaving a favorable impression on audiences.
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I liked this film. It gets a bit TOO cliched in the last 15 or 20 minutes, but before then, it's a pretty good movie. Certainly worth a rental if you don't plan to see it in theaters.
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This has quietly grossed nearly $40m in the US.
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This has quietly grossed nearly $40m in the US.
Old people gotta have something to go see too once in a while
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With this movie poster there's certainly no doubt that Colin is his son.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
I liked this film. It gets a bit TOO cliched in the last 15 or 20 minutes, but before then, it's a pretty good movie. Certainly worth a rental if you don't plan to see it in theaters.
Saw this a few days ago and agree that the film felt a bit safe during that chunk of time.
I thought the tone was a bit of a mess but I'm unfamiliar with the source material or the original Swedish film

Tom Hanks' performance was solid but I really enjoyed Mariana Treviño's performance in this film.
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Wife and I, in our mid-60s, are hitting this at our local military base theater on Saturday. Aged Tom Hanks is a draw for us, LOL.
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3/14/203

Will it come to Netflix soon?

I thought Sony had a deal with Netflix?




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