A Man Called Otto (out Jan 1) has some nice "warm and fuzzy" moments towards the end but the lead up is a mixed bag. Instead of being a genuine crowd-pleaser about a "nasty, bitter old man" who changes his ways through newfound friendships... it felt like a movie about a guy merely pretending to be a "nasty, bitter old man". I didn't buy Tom Hanks in the lead role. The way it deals with darker stuff (eg suicide attempts) is also awkward. Grade: B-.
Mini Review - A Man Called Otto
- Written by Matthew Toomey