Tom Hanks with a bad temper? Say it isn't so. That's the delicious premise of the bittersweet new comedy-drama A Man Called Otto, in which Oscar-winner Hanks plays a grieving, grumpy busybody with a concealed heart of gold.
Hanks' character Otto can't face going on after the death of his wife. However, he gets a fresh perspective on life when new neighbours arrive on the block and steadily begin to coax him out of his shell. That said, it's initially a big ask to get the miserable Otto to crack a smile, let alone go the extra mile for somebody else.
Hanks' invincible screen charisma powers this remake of the 2015 Swedish movie A Man Called Ove. This week, we treated Cineworld Unlimited members to an advance screening of A Man Called Otto and we've gathered a few of their reactions below. Is it another winner for the actor officially dubbed the nicest guy in the movies? Scroll down and check out the responses.
One of the best films I’ve seen in ages ,not all about the special fx but a really good story with characters you care about and made me very emotional at times @tomhanks was incredible as were all the supporting cast and yes that includes the beautiful cat— Nigel Craft (@CraftyNigel) January 5, 2023
Brilliant film. Can’t go wrong with a Tom Hanks film. Funny, heartwarming and very emotional. Great storyline. My eyes leaked a lot!— Melanie parsons (@Melparsons10) January 5, 2023
Wow, that was an emotional suckerpunch ! Representation of the world as it is. A raw portrayal of grief, love and human nature at its best & worst. Every actor played an integral part in telling this beautiful story. Unlimited screenings are certainly delivering in 2023— Sam Arnold (@Sam15jane71) January 5, 2023
Hanks scores another hit! Otto reminded me of my Dad and my wife said the recycling scene reminded her of me! So it was a glimpse into my future!! A brilliant film, funny, uplifting but also terribly poignant. Lots of people staying for the end titles cos they were in a mess!— One Mann's Movies (@OneMannsMovies) January 5, 2023
A beautiful/emotional/touching/moving film. Hanks is brilliant as always. I really loved it. Very funny I loved the characters and the story. Teachers an important lesson about how to live on even when you're struggling a life is short. Really loved this film!!— Po-ltergeist 👻 (@posaidwhat) January 6, 2023
The trailer is deceptive.. this film is funny AND serious AND heartwarming and it's @tomhanks so you have to go see it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐— Rupa (@ItsMeRups) January 5, 2023
It was a mixture of funny but also shocking and emotional at the same time. It's unusual to see @tomhanks playing as a disgruntled character but you do understand why his character is experiencing those feelings. It's very well acted & very well made! Score: 8.5/10! Grade: A-! 😁— James Acraman (@JamesAcraman) January 5, 2023
We think that's a winner, don't you? If you missed last night's screening of A Man Called Otto, the good news is it's now on release at Cineworld. Click here to book your tickets and watch the trailer below.
Don't forget about our exciting Reward Season for Unlimited Members whereby you get to see movies in advance and enjoy special rewards as well. You can find out more in the following video.
Your next Unlimited screening is the all-action Gerard Butler thriller Plane on January 17. The Olympus Has Fallen star plays a brave airline pilot who ditches his jumbo jet on a remote island, only to find that he and his passengers are at the mercy of a dangerous rebel militia. Check out the trailer below and we look forward to seeing you there.