I didn’t plan to watch this movie, although the previews caught my attention. Honestly, I almost never plan to watch any movie. But in this case my wife ambushed me with it by turning it on while we were eating dinner, declaring, “This looks like a Scott movie.”

She was right.

The plot isn’t going to surprise anyone. It’s a fairly standard grumpy old man redemption story. But it has Tom Hanks, and that alone makes it worth checking out. As expected, he delivers a brilliant performance as the title character. He is ably countered by Mariana TreviƱo’s Marisol, his stubborn new neighbor who won’t take no for an answer.

I admit that I’m a big softy, but this movie had me close to tears for a good half of it. I can definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a heart-warming story.