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A man called Otto.

  • 09-01-2023 10:41am
    Registered Users Posts: 9,850 ✭✭✭

    Went to see this at the weekend with a 13yr old.

    We had no idea what it was about.

    We both really enjoyed it - laughed, and it has quite sad moments throughout. Tender moments.

    Another top performance from Tom Hanks. A cold heart being slowly melted.

    Also, he was NEARLY upstaged with a great performance (although a mite stereotypical) from Marian Trevino!

    (BEWARE- the trailer gives away quite a bit... )


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,652 ✭✭✭sporina

    i plan to go to see this - read the book

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,767 ✭✭✭deisedude

    I enjoyed it even if I know its formulaic. Some good laughs and tearjerking moments. Overall a nice heartwarming film

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,652 ✭✭✭sporina

    does it require a big screen or would watching it at home suffice?

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,261 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    Not seen this one but the original swedish film was really enjoyable

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,767 ✭✭✭deisedude

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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 75,636 Mod ✭✭✭✭New Home

    That's the remake of "A man called Ove", which was originally a book by Fredrik Backman, surely. The book was very, very, very good.

    I don't get why Americans have to remake perfectly good European films. Too hard dubbing them or getting the public to read subtitles?

    Sorry, I'm grumpy today.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,767 ✭✭✭deisedude

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,277 ✭✭✭santana75

    Saw it last week and I really enjoyed it. I'd agree with the comments about Marian Trevino...........she is absolutely brilliant, the real heart and soul of the film, I'd say the same for the guy playing her husband Tommy, he's really good. Its very predictable stuff but the acting raises it above the usual.

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 5,709 Mod ✭✭✭✭HildaOgdenx

    Had read the book on which it's based, some years ago which I loved, so went to see this.

    I really enjoyed it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,881 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    I went and seen it today. My only complaint is it was not as funny as I thought it might be but otherwise a very heartwarming and moving film but also a sad film. I would watch it again no problem. Its films like this the have feeling that make watching films great not the heartless no soul rubbish like Avatar.

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    Peace and long life.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 202 ✭✭BalboBiggins

    I really hated this. I found the characters and writing two dimensional and it made me cringe quite often. I'm surprised Hanks signed up for this.