A Man Called Otto
Director: Marc Forster Run Time: 120 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022
Starring: Kailey Hyman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Tom Hanks
The story of Otto Anderson, 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. Based on the best-selling book by Fredrik Bachman.
Marc Forster is a German-born filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Monster’s Ball (2001), Finding Neverland (2004), Stay (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), The Kite Runner (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), and World War Z (2013). His breakthrough film was definitely Monster’s Ball, in which he directed Halle Berry in her Academy Award-winning performance.
“All but the most dogged of skeptics will be charmed by the message of the redemptive power of small acts of kindness and plastic containers full of tamales.” ~ Wendy Ide, Observer (UK)
“What is it about Hanks that lets him get inside our heads as so many different characters?” ~ James Verniere, Boston Herald
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