Otto is an isolated and dour widower who has leaned in hard to his role as neighborhood grump following the loss of his wife. Adrift without her, he’s determined to end it all. His plans are interrupted when a lively young family moves in next door, challenging him to see his life, and theirs, in an entirely new light. Based on Fredrick Backman’s international bestseller A Man Called Ove, this black comedy’s many charms include watching star Tom Hanks work his everyman magic.
“Director Forster thankfully applies a fairly restrained, subtle approach. The result is a film to which you ultimately find yourself succumbing… ” — Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
“It’s another memorable performance from the veteran actor, backed by a crackling good supporting cast.” — Richard Roeper, Chicago-Sun Times
David Magee, Fredrik Backman, Hannes Holm
Tom Hanks, John Higgins, Tony Bingham
Sweden, United States