A feel-good film you can’t miss out on

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Hollywood’s quintessential “Mr Nice Guy”, Tom Hanks, plays a grumpy widower who finds a new lease on life in the heartwarming comedy-drama A Man Called Otto. 

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings audiences this feel-good adaptation of the number one New York Times bestselling novel A Man Called Ove by Swedish author Fredrik Backman, and the 2015 smash-hit Swedish movie by the same name.

In A Man Called Otto, double Oscar winner Hanks (Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Cast Away) plays Otto Anderson, a man who has lost his will to live following the death of his wife.

He is ready to end it all until his plans are interrupted by a lively young family that moves in next door. This cranky grinch meets his match in the quick-witted Marisol (Mariana Treviño – Club de Cuervos), who challenges him to see life differently – leading to an unlikely friendship that will turn his world around.

A heartwarming and funny story about love, loss and rediscovering life, A Man Called Otto, shows that family can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. Look out for Truman Hanks, Tom’s youngest son, playing the younger Otto in the film.

Described by The Guardian as “life-affirming” and “charming”, A Man Called Otto  is directed by Marc Foster with a screenplay by David Magee – the team that brought audiences the enchanting Finding Neverland.

Catch this uplifting tale on DStv Box Office from 17 May 2023.