A Man Called Otto, Broker, Plane

Movie 1: A Man Called Otto

This is a remake of the 2015 Swedish film A Man Called Ove. Tom Hanks plays a recent widower who is having a hard time finding a purpose for living, until new neighbors move in. Tom Hanks is perfectly cast as the curmudgeon. While not reading the novel nor seeing the Swedish film, we found this movie absolutely charming.


Movie 2: Broker

This is a Korean drama/comedy about a young woman who gives up her baby for adoption to a child trafficking ring. This is ultimately about a group of people, brought together by fate, who form an odd family who help each other get through life. This gem of a movie is receiving wide critical acclaim. Limited release in theatres. Korean with English subtitles.


Movie 3: Plane

A passenger plane makes an emergency landing on a remote Philippine island that is run by separatists and militias. This is a very smart, old school action thriller with a story that focuses on people. Once again Gerard Butler does not disappoint. Very entertaining.


3 thoughts on “A Man Called Otto, Broker, Plane”

  1. I’ve read the book and seen the Swedish movie “A Man called Ove” so I was wondering if this movie could live up to them. I knew Tom Hanks would make a great Ove/Otto regardless. When you said “charming”, that clinched it! Looking forward to see this one. Thanks for the positive review!

  2. Wasn’t sure about Otto because Rotten Tomatoes only gave it a 68%. I’m glad you liked it. I will see it now. Now that I know what Plane is about I’ll try to see it. Thanks

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