A Man Called Otto

A Man Called Otto

By Marc Forster

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2023-01-13
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Director: Marc Forster
  • Production Company: Playtone
  • Production Country: Sweden, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 2,310 Ratings


Based on the # 1 New York Times bestseller “A Man Called Ove,” A Man Called Otto tells 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. 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.




  • Not Uplifting for the 60+ Audience

    By BabyBoomerWriter
    The acting was fine, but without many scene changes, it was dull to watch. The story used an old & tired literary device, flashbacks. It had a predictable plot, the pop culture prop (a cat) and used homecooked food to bridge a relationship between a lonely older man, and his warm, exuberant new neighbors across the street. Some crossovers messaging was tacked on, but no one got far from the street on which it was filmed. For the recently bereaved, it is not a good choice. Like the winter, it was gray and dull.
  • Good Watch

    By Popeye8606
    Everyone stop being so critical about this movie it’s fiction! Could it have been thought out better? Sure! I thought it was easy to follow! Well acted and sad ending! I like Tom hanks!
  • Crap

    Not worth the time. Clearly an actor who is not relevant anymore just making movies for a check.
  • This is a Really Good Film

    By Getgigs180
    I enjoyed this film and saw it several times, leading up to awards. Tom Hanks plays a great older guy with nothing to live for/angry at the world character. Otto finds that his life can still have meaning and that you being in the world matters. This is not a political film and not sure why people insist on making it one, but whatever.
  • Too Many Cheese Pizzas

    A desperate attempt to hide his crimes and guilt.
  • Barely finished it

    By 87Lakers
    Absolutely atrocious. I think this is finally the one that has me officially over Tom Hanks. I was tired before, now I’m done.
  • Excellent you have to see it

    By Wal55455
    Great movie with excellent cast, you will laugh and be taken on a great journey
  • Very poignant and beautiful

    By Alex_Harnar_618
    This review section makes me sick to my stomach. This has got to be the most powerful Tom Hanks movie in a long time. I’d put it up there with Forest Gump. Do not let all the depressed, self loving, MAGA Trump supporters in this review section fool you. Watch this film, I guarantee you will love it.
  • Why push trans agenda on us ?

    By Kkrystasmommy
    Could have left the lgbt community out of this. Idk it was ok until they added that.
  • Loved it

    By Spdwoody
    Great Move. Well done !!!!