Purrer and Otto (CREDIT: Niko Tavernise/Columbia Pictures)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Truman Hanks, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Cameron Britton, Mack Bayda, Juanita Jennings, Peter Lawson Jones, Christiana Montoya, Alessandra Perez, Mike Birbiglia, Kelly Lamor Wilson

Director: Marc Forster

Running Time: 126 Minutes

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: December 30, 2022 (Theaters)/January 6, 2023 (More Theaters)

When I finally managed to sit down to watch A Man Called Otto, I’d forgotten that Rachel Keller was in it. But I bet a lot of people never even knew that at all until they witnessed her first scene. I’m pretty sure she’s not in any of the trailers, though I did hear through the grapevine at some point after opening day about her inclusion in the cast, which certainly made me more excited, as I’ve liked in everything else I’ve seen her in previously. Weirdly enough, though, I’m also happy that I forgot that news for a bit, because her appearances in flashbacks as Otto’s wife are more devastating when you don’t see them coming.

Anyway, would I myself ever want to be a man called Otto? Eh, does it have to be this Otto? He’s so angry at the world! Understandably so, but it’s terminally exhausting. I’d rather he be my Abuelo Otto instead, like his new neighbors take to calling him.

Grade: Wait a minute: The Cat!