A Man Called Ove

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59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist.

When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship.

A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.

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It would have been easy to just let Ove coast by on his amusing grouchiness, but Lassgård lets us see so deeply under that protective exterior. We feel as if we’ve walked a mile...
40d ago
B+/A+
Holm seamlessly switches between the older and younger Oves, and calling this the story of an unlikely friendship only scratches the surface. The unpredictable narrative is slow...
40d ago
We’ve seen these poignant lessons before: Ove is destined to learn that he can’t do it all on his own and that life is still worth living. Yet the moving twists and turns of the...
40d ago
Sweet and flinty in roughly equal measure, the movie's a big hit in its native country.
40d ago
'A Man Called Ove': A suicidal widower rediscovers his joie de vivre.
40d ago
B-/A+
For all its earnestness though, “A Man Called Ove” is still painfully predictable, and much of its sentimentality is telegraphed from a mile off.
40d ago
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