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ragnarLothbrok says...
one year ago
The movie itself is basically a copy-paste of the original Swedish movie, as other people already commented here. Which was better, of course.
But this one was ok until around the middle of it when there is suddenly a transgender scene. I was like WTF is going on, did you absolutely have to ruin this great story by inserting your stupid shitty kids gender change propaganda?! The trans dude is just a kid and he's already changed the gender and it's praised in the movie. Freaking Hollywood bullshit... and Tom Hanks in it too... such a disappointment. Can't watch any American movie these days without that crap.
Better go watch the original, seriously. Freaking Hollywood...
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Gusanito1886 says...
one year ago
Hanks was made for movies like this. A sometimes sad but sweet story with a lovely cast.
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tdassa says...
one year ago
I watched Banshees of Inisherin yesterday and was bored to death , i was afraid Otto was going to be a dud too..but i loved this movie, Tom Hanks still has a way that keeps you hooked to the movie even if there's no dialogs in scene like he did in cast away.and kudos to Mariana Treviño every scene for her was 10/10

I gave the movie 8/10
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johnblood27 says...
one year ago
It's a long version of the Up intro.
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mircea.grigore.lazar@gmail.com says...
one year ago
Movies like this are rare these days.
Much to take with you after watching it. Maybe targets emotional response a bit, but still there's the core content.
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tgrbabydoll says...
one year ago
Honestly, I was afraid this was going to be some reboot of Hanks worst work "Castaway". I watched the trailer and thought, eh. If it sucks, at least I can play on my phone (streaming at home).

This is such a heart warming movie. The cast is phenomenal. The directing is spot on. It even manages to work in the good works that some internet media does, which in a day and age when we've all gotten quite exhausted and sick of internet media being misused to cause strife was a nice nod to remind us it's not all bad.

A fantastic script that gives Otto's story both past and present in a timely fashion unlike a lot of films that always seem to flounder with flashbacks. This film hits the timing marks flawlessly.

To my surprise, I've got to recommend this as a must see. 10/10.
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kaymon says...
one year ago
It’s kind of unbelievable that Tom Hanks can still surprise with a totally new type of performance. The film nails the tone it aims for while swinging between a full range of emotions. Stellar ensemble performances. Cannot more highly recommend!
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damonmtv says...
one year ago
Another beautiful performance from Tom Hanks. An emotional rollercoaster of a film. Loved it.
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tmurd87 says...
one year ago
Could of been a lot better without any political crap in it...
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Reply by The_Argentinian
one year ago
@tmurd87 what was political about it?
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cuddlelover says...
2 years ago
It’s a good movie!!!
No Oscar’s will be won and no body will rave about it….
Don’t wait until you have watched all the movies that you want to see, to get around to this one.
Put it on your list for you that movie you want to see soon…..
But give it a watch and your guaranteed to cry at least once, it will become a different movie to the one you thought you were going to watch, but that’s not a bad thing!
You will figure out where it’s going and what you believe the ending will be, it will then give you a curveball and say “ no we aren’t going there”
But then it will immediately start going there, but once again it will look you straight in the face and say “we are fooling with you, we aren’t going to really do that” then it will…..
The last ten minutes you will see all those lined up penny’s fall into place and your finish this film feeling how you should……
SAD, HAPPY, TEARFUL but best of all……
COMPLETE
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Reply by Yomie
2 years ago
@cuddlelover I couldn't have said it better
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simonwking says...
one year ago
Best film I have watched for ages, cried and laughed soooo much
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SpeedDemon says...
one year ago
Pretty good low key movie.
Plenty of funny moments, not a classic by any means but definitely worth watching.
Got better and better as it went along.

8/10
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AP_CHIN says...
one year ago
I was hoping for something warm, but now I'm even more depressed. Gosh it's "UP" all over again. :sob:
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Teslamancer says...
one year ago
Man is good at everything, except committing suicide.
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thefork says...
2 years ago
Based on the lauded Swedish film "En man som heter Ove" (A Man Called Ove).

https://trakt.tv/movies/a-man-called-ove-2015
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Reply by apttodo
2 years ago
Which in turn was based on the book "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman...
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Reply by Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop
2 years ago
@apttodo and, I guess we agree, the Hanks one is a cheap knock-off.
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Reply by apttodo
2 years ago
@nescobar-a-lop-lop Actually, I don't agree (although I haven't seen "A Man Called Otto" yet). Backman seems to be proud of it, he's met the producers and been on set, met the director, and other cast and crew. One of the producers also produced the Swedish film. So, I'm going to go into it with an open mind, and we shall see. <br /> <br /> See one of his instagram posts about it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CmEr325oaeD/
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Reply by Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop
2 years ago
@apttodo that may be true, still, it feels unnecessary to me :)
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Reply by CanuckChris
one year ago
@apttodo Excellent book, I highly recommend reading it.
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Thrym71 says...
one year ago
What a lovely movie with a superb role from Mariana Treviño.I could really relate with Otto about what happened to him. Great acting.
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HCliff says...
one year ago
An excellent move and deserves 10 hearts. I really liked Mariana acting. What I didn't like was movies these days forcing trans this trans that down our throats. I would have given 10 hearts if not for that.
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Obione_TdG says...
2 years ago
Contrary to what the critics said, I quite enjoyed the film. To note however that Tom Hanks was better (here and in general) in the dramatic parts, while in this film I found the comedy sections superior to a drama sometimes too predictable.
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VelvetThunder says...
2 years ago
I watched it in the cinema with a reasonable sized audience. Everyone laughed. Everyone cried. It's perfect for achieving exactly what it set out to do. It'd be nice if Tom got awards nods for this, but Mariana Trevino definitely needs nominations.
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Saint Pauly says...
one year ago
Kind of like the alphabet: we know the starting point, how it's going to end and there are no surprises in the middle. Only 'kind of', though, because the alphabet is funnier.

That said, there were some moments of genuine emotion that floated to the top of the rosewater, especially those concerning the trans character (played wonderfully by trans actor Mack Bayda).
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xxxGONZOxxx says...
one year ago
This movie will not win any Academy Awards but it will pull at the Heart-strings.
Do yourself a favor and watch this film.
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Y2Jin99 says...
2 years ago
I really liked it. Just saw at the Cinema 4 hours ago. Had no idea it was based on a book and that their was Swedish film.

Actually about to watch the Swedish version "A Man Called Ove" on Tubitv
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Johnny.Lumsden says...
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2 years ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this film all the way through, although it was a bit dragged out. This is a sweet story about the circle of life as it follows a recent widower and his struggle to go on with life after his wife's passing. He ends up befriending some new neighbors and re-connecting with old ones that ends up giving him a surprising piece of mind he could never have imagined before he passes away himself. The stubbornness of Otto makes for a fun and hilarious adventure, but also the opening of change that ironically exposes his heart as a deep down sweet man.
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