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A Man Called Otto (2022)

Updated: May 31

PG-13 | 2hr 6min | 8/10 | #Drama #Comedy

Parental Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned, Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13.)


 
 

STORYLINE:

"A Man Called Otto," released in 2022, is a heartwarming drama-comedy based on the bestselling novel "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman. The film stars Tom Hanks as Otto, a curmudgeonly widower whose life takes an unexpected turn when a new family moves in next door, challenging his outlook on life and community. Directed by Marc Forster, this adaptation explores themes of loss, friendship, and the unexpected joys that can disrupt a life set in its ways. Otto's journey from isolation to rediscovery is both touching and filled with moments of humor, making for a deeply emotional cinematic experience.


STAFF REVIEW:

Tom Hanks delivers a compelling performance in "A Man Called Otto," showcasing his versatile talent in portraying a character grappling with grief and the prospect of new beginnings. Under Marc Forster's direction, the film balances the poignant with the comedic, creating a narrative that is both uplifting and reflective. The supporting cast brings warmth and vibrancy to the story, enriching the world around Otto and highlighting the importance of community and connection. "A Man Called Otto" is a touching reminder of the impact one individual can have on the lives of many, making it a must-watch for fans of heartfelt storytelling.


CREDITS:

Directed by: Marc Forster

Written by:

- David Magee (screenplay)

Starring:

- Tom Hanks

- Mariana Treviño

- Rachel Keller

- Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

Produced by:

- Rita Wilson

- Gary Goetzman

- Fredrik Wikström Nicastro

Production Companies:

- Playtone

- SF Studios

- 2DUX²

Cinematography: Matthias Koenigswieser

Edited by:

- Matt Chesse

Music by: Thomas Newman

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing

Release date: December 25, 2022

Run Time: 2hr 6min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $50 million

Box office: $113.2 million


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