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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.

You can stream the movie now on Netflix or use my affiliate link to buy it on Amazon.


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  • In The Studio With Rita Wilson & Sebastián Yatra: Go inside the recording studio with Rita Wilson and Sebastián Yatra as they discuss how the collaboration for the film’s hauntingly beautiful end credit song “‘Til You’re Home” came to life.
  • Deleted Scene: When Marisol needs a ride, Otto must make quick adjustments to his car.  


Directed By: Marc Forster

Screenplay By: David Magee 

Based on the novel “En Man Som Heter Ove” By Fredrik Backman 

And The Film “En Man Som Heter Ove” By Hannes Holm    

Produced by: Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman

Executive Producers: Marc Forster, Renée Wolfe, Louise Rosner, David Magee, Michael Porseryd, Tim King, Sudie Smyth, Steven Shareshian, Celia Costas, Neda Backman, Tor Jonasson

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Truman Hanks, Mike Birbiglia


Run Time: 126 minutes

Rating: This film is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association for the following reasons: mature thematic material involving suicide attempts, and language.

Blu-ray™: Feature: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1 | Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | Audio Description Tracks Stereo

DVD: Feature: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen | Audio Description Tracks Stereo

Have you seen the movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.


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