Great movie, and yet another indicator that Tom Hanks is one of the greatest actors of all time. This movie's run time seemed to fly by when watching, which is arguably the most conclusive proof that a movie is a good one.A Man Called Otto (2022)
I read the book, A Man Called Ove, but some time ago, so can't remember it all that well. That was a translation of the original book, En Man Som Heter Ove, which was also a film first, and which our Swedish friends naturally say is much better. I'd like to see that version, but only the Tom Hanks version was available to me, so there you go...
Obviously, it's very different and yet very much the same as the book. I thought the adaptation to make it American was cleverly done - some things worked well - like having a Mexican family - some probably not - the Ford versus Chevrolet car 'thing'. If you have never read the book, then you wouldn't even know about that, and it is a good film and still a good story.
Hanks is very good at playing a grumpy old man with a big heart. Truman Hanks, his son, plays him as a younger man. It didn't seem too long at two hours.
I remember seeing that at the cinema (so that's oh... too many years ago) but I do remember it.Android (1982)
How to make an intriguing science fiction film on an extremely low budget. Klaus Kinski is a scientist working on a secret project to create the perfect humanoid robot. (We find out that androids are forbidden, because some of them went rogue and attacked people.) The only other inhabitant of his space station is Max 404, an android who comes across as a confused, naïve adolescent. He plays video games, listens to soul music of the 1970's, watches old movies, and researches sex. The trouble begins when three criminals arrive, pretending to be the crew of the spaceship they hijacked. Since one of them is an attractive woman, complications ensue.
The plot goes in unexpected directions, and the mood changes smoothly from lightly witty to tragic to hopeful. Recommended.
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