2022 ( USA | Sweden ) ( Comedy, Drama )
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller
Director: Marc Forster
Otto is a modern-day Grinch who sees the joy in nothing. Deeply depressed by the death of his beloved wife six months earlier, forced into early retirement by the company he works for, and feeling utter worthlessness, he’s lost he will to live. Criticizing and judging the neighbors in the ugly cul-de-sac where he lives, he rants at everyone who fails to properly recycle their garbage or neatly parallel park, and he’s infuriated by the stray cat that hangs around his door longing for affection. He thinks everyone is an idiot, he looks forward to no pleasure, and he thinks constantly about new ways to commit suicide. He even insults the clerk in the hardware store who sells him the rope to hang himself.
However when a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unexpected friendship that will turn his world upside-down.
A Man Called Otto is a moving story of living through grief and the people that are there to help you.