(October 30, 2022) Original
January 13, 2023
From IMDb: “A grumpy widower whose only joy comes from criticizing and judging his exasperated neighbors meets his match when a lively young family moves in next door, leading to an unexpected friendship that will turn his world upside-down.”
Poster Rating: C
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Review: It’s a simple enough design to convey the figure’s grumpiness, as the tagline promotes, but that’s about as striking as the design gets.
Trailer Rating: C+
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Review: This is the kind of movie that Tom Hanks can sell well and indeed it moves along through varying situations that test his character’s stoic certainty. That might help convey the film’s purpose to fans of the actor, though it also provides far too much information about the plot and without giving the viewer something exciting to dig into, it fails a basic test of marketing efforts.
The film really hasn’t generated any buzz and considering the one aspect of the original film that earned Oscar attention isn’t actively involved here (makeup), it’s probably a lost cause.