A Man Called Otto

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 (Mariana Treviño ). 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) with screenplay written by Academy Award® nominee David Magee (Life of Pi, 2012; Finding Neverland, 2004) and based upon the best-selling novel “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman, and the Swedish film A Man Called Ove by Hannes Holm. (PG-13, 126 m)

“The film has an easygoing, please-like-me quality that somehow never comes off as desperate but instead gives it a reassuring quality, like a mug of warm tea.” – Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

“Director Forster thankfully applies a fairly restrained, subtle approach. The result is a film to which you ultimately find yourself succumbing even though you never stop being aware that your heartstrings are being shamelessly pulled.” – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter