What is A Man Called Otto about?

Tom Hanks is Otto Anderson in Columbia Pictures A MAN CALLED OTTO. Photo by: Niko Tavernise
Tom Hanks is Otto Anderson in Columbia Pictures A MAN CALLED OTTO. Photo by: Niko Tavernise /
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Ever met someone that you thought could use a bit of cheering up? Well, look no further than the titular character in A Man Called Otto. The Mark Forster-directed comedy drama began its limited theatrical release on Dec. 30, 2022, before a wide release in the United States on Jan. 6, 2023 in select theaters.

The movie stars Tom Hanks as Otto Anderson, Truman Hanks as young Otto Anderson, Mariana Treviño as Marisol, Rachel Keller as Sonya, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Tommy, and Cameron Britton as Jimmy.

We all know Tom Hanks as a perennial all-star of an actor and in his new movie, you’ll get to see him in action! Want to know more about what the movie A Man Called Otto is about? Read on to find out!

What is A Man Called Otto about?

The movie is based on the Swedish novel A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

The film is centered around Otto Anderson, a man living in a suburban neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He’s described as grumpy and middle-aged as well as a stickler for rules and routines. While he’s frequently at odds with his neighbors, he’s also still grieving the death of his wife, Sonya, and when a new family moves into the neighborhood and shakes up his ‘world’, he has to come to terms with all of the different changes happening around him.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, watch it below:

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A Man Called Otto makes its theatrical debut Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.

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