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A Man Called Ove

PG-13 Released Sep 30, 2016 1h 56m Comedy Drama TRAILER for A Man Called Ove: Trailer 1 List
91% Tomatometer 121 Reviews 88% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings
Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox, an unlikely friendship forms. Read More Read Less
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A Man Called Ove's winsome sincerity -- and Rolf Lassgård's affectingly flinty performance in the title role -- keep it from succumbing to excess sentimentality.

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Simran Hans Observer (UK) By giving voice to blue-collar anxieties before working to resolve them, the film suggests that community can cure almost all ailments. Rated: 4/5 Jul 2, 2017 Full Review Donald Clarke Irish Times The main problem with A Man Called Ove - a faithful, nice looking adaption of Fredrik Backman's popular novel - is that it's not manipulative enough. Rated: 3/5 Jun 30, 2017 Full Review David Jenkins Little White Lies Not a film to change your view of the world or anything like that, but certainly a pleasant enough sit. Rated: 3/5 Jun 30, 2017 Full Review Alistair Lawrence Common Sense Media A somewhat rushed final act and a couple of storylines that never quite come to life are the only slight disappointments. Rated: 4/5 Feb 7, 2023 Full Review Ruth Maramis FlixChatter Film Blog What a funny and heartwarming story! Rolf Lassgård is immediately likable despite his gruff exterior. Such a beautiful celebration of life and friendship, but glad that it doesn’t shy away from showing the darker moments in Ove’s life. Rated: 4/5 Feb 3, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies Despite his prickly nature the film’s protagonist is easy to enjoy and eventually sympathize with. That’s mainly due to the surprising amount of tenderness packed into the story and a fabulous lead performance. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 19, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audie M This is better than American remake starring Tom Hanks. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/04/24 Full Review Alec B It contains few surprises, however due to Rolf Lassgård's performance the film manages to be moving. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/03/24 Full Review Audience Member Brilliantly poignant & funny, although a bit morbid. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/16/23 Full Review Ashley H a grumpy old man complaining in a village is not such a new thing to me. He might be warm on the inside, but that doesn't make the story interesting enough for me. The story doesn't end up anywhere, nor does it have a strong message. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/30/23 Full Review Gracie C This film is fantastic, I enjoyed the whole film while laughing and crying. Leaving this film felt like when I was a kid that didn't want to say goodbye to my grandma. Note: The very first scene involves suicide. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/29/23 Full Review Andy B A brilliantly clever movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox, an unlikely friendship forms.
Director
Hannes Holm
Producer
Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikström Nicastro
Screenwriter
Hannes Holm
Distributor
Music Box Films
Production Co
Film i Väst, Sveriges Television, Nordisk Film
Rating
PG-13 (Some Disturbing Images|Language|Thematic Content)
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
Swedish
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 30, 2016, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 13, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
$3.4M
Runtime
1h 56m
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