#HANX for the Memories #068 – A Man Called Otto (2022)
Now that A Man Called Otto is available on VOD, we stopped kicking the can down the road and decided to watch it. After sharing our pre-conceived notions of the film (and whether or not it lived up to them), we talk about the depressing trend of Hollywood’s continual remakes of European films and wonder whether a movie with those tone plays better there than it does here. We also wonder why the movie decided to both cast a young Tom Hanks AND digitally de-age him in separate scenes, whether or not Hanks will return to comedy (or at least to the types of movies we prefer), and what’s holding Hanks back from making more exciting movies. We try to manifest his upcoming film roles and share ways we could make A Man Called Otto better — or at least more interesting.
Catch up on all episodes of #HANX for the Memories here, and make sure to catch up on the other half of the TomTom Club: #CruiseClub. (It may be over by now, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the archives!)
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