Thursday, January 19, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Tom Hanks fans are in for a treat in this heart-warming story of a recently widowed man who is struggling to navigate the world on his own after losing the love of his life.
When a loud and unruly family move into the house across the street he feels like his quiet solitude has been invaded, but soon realises he needs the connection when they refuse to leave him alone.
The spirited mother of the two children (Mariana Trevino) provides a much-needed candid commentary in his serious and stoic nature and Hanks cannot help but warm to her lively and caring personality.
Though initially resistant, Otto is drawn to her and the family, and he begins to open up and embrace the joys of life and connection with others.
As Otto's relationships with his neighbours deepen, he finds himself becoming increasingly involved in their lives and helping them through their various challenges by helping them fix up the house and even taking in their cat.
Through their relationship, Otto discovers a new purpose in life, lets go of his grief and embraces the joys of living in the present moment.
Showing now at Bowen Cinema.