Sunday, January 22, 2023

Tom Hanks found that line in “A Man Called Otto” too cheesy

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Tom Hanks is one of the most popular actors of all time, appearing in critically acclaimed films such as Forrest Gump and The soldier James Ryan. One constant for Hanks is that he portrays a hero almost everywhere – and he’s widely known to fans as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. His latest flick A man named Otto, stars Hanks in a brand new kind of role – a grumpy old man who needs to learn the value of life. In a recent interview, Hanks sat down to talk about what it was like to film A man named OttoHe admitted one line struck him as a bit too “on the nose” at first.

A man named Otto was released in January 2023 and was Hanks’ first film project of the year. The film tells the story of a grumpy senior citizen named Otto Anderson who routinely enforces the rules and regulations of his neighborhood even as he struggles with the death of his beloved wife. When a young family moves into the neighborhood, Otto finds his everyday life muddled in the best possible way as he rediscovers the power of friendship and the importance of human bonds.

Hanks might not seem much like Otto Anderson on the surface, but he still found plenty of ways to connect with the character through dialogue. In a recent interview on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky, Hanks revealed that a certain line struck him as too cheesy when he first read it. “There’s a line where when I first read it I was like, ‘Meh, that’s a bit on the nose,’ but then when we got to it I was like, ‘No, that’s actually one great way to describe love and partnership in one’s life,'” remarked Hanks.

Continuing to describe how the line made sense in the larger context, the actor admitted, “It’s like, ‘I see things in black and white, she saw things in color, and without her, I have nothing in my life. ‘ I totally get that.” Speaking about Otto himself, Hanks said that the character was genuinely distressed, noting that he didn’t have the skills to enjoy life today.

Even if Hanks enters new territory A man named Otto, not everyone loves the way the film is presented. Currently, the re-release has 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, with one reviewer stating, “It ends on a heartwarming note, which the movie mostly deserves, even if Hanks isn’t quite the right man for that part.” Another said, “As always Tom Hanks is there. But the cliche plot about a reformed grumpy old man is so obvious it can be seen from space.”

Still, many critics found much enjoyment in the film. “Foster and Hanks ensure this increasingly sentimental film is easy on the eyes,” one review said. Fans who want to decide for themselves if the flick is appreciative can catch A man named Otto now in cinemas.

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