A Man Called Otto

Friday, January 27 until Thursday, February 2, 2023

If you haven't seen the very charming Norweigan original (A Man Called Ove) then come and see Tom Hanks in the American version! 97% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Based on the comical and moving New York Times bestseller, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower whose only joy comes from criticizing and judging his exasperated neighbors. When a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unexpected friendship that will turn his world upside-down.

Recommended ages 12+ for mature themes and representation of suicide.

"Parents need to know that Tom Hanks produced and stars in A Man Called Otto, an ultimately life-affirming dramedy that deals frankly with suicidal ideation. Adapted from Fredrik Backman's best-selling book and the Academy Award-nominated 2015 Swedish film A Man Called Ove, it centers on a man named Otto (Hanks), the epitome of the cranky "get off my lawn" type, who wants to end his life as a matter of efficiency. The movie presents a series of humorously interrupted attempts at his death via suicide (using a rope, asphyxiation, a gun, etc.), all of which lead to the point at which Otto realizes that, while his wife and career are gone, life can still be fulfilling." - commonsensemedia.org

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