A man called Ove

A man called Ove

DVD - 2016 | Swedish
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Ove, a grumpy, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, decides to give up on life until an unlikely friendship develops with a boisterous young family that moves in next door.
Publisher: Chicago, IL :, Music Box Films,, [2016]
Edition: Widecreen
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: FIC Man
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Audience: Rating: PG-13; for thematic content, some disturbing images, and language
Ontario Film Review Board rating- PG


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Oct 29, 2018

First off, will people STOP bemoaning the reality that movies are rarely as good as the book from which they have been extracted! Thank-you!!
"A Man Called Ove" is another fine example of European feature film making. The acting is excellent and the story down-to-earth and realistic. One observation is noted below and that is the sub-titles move along quite quickly, at least for this average viewer. Keep the pause button handy. PS Isn't Ida Engyoll drop-dead gorgeous?!!

Oct 22, 2018

The film should be viewed after reading the book, as the story has been substantially altered. Subtitles are sometimes not left on the screen long enough to keep up with the action. But the actors have been well chosen and do a good job of bringing Backman's book to life. Worth watching.

Oct 19, 2018

I can't add anything new to the glowing positive reviews. Very enjoyable and funny/subtle humour. I might even read the book.

SCL_Mallory Jul 11, 2018

An excellent film about the importance of neighbours and friendship. It is a tear-jerker so be prepared. If you enjoyed the movie check out the book as well.

May 06, 2018

I loved this film, a timeless love story that shows the power of community. So well acted with a great story that draws you in. Watch it and see

ylpladults Mar 29, 2018

Of course the movie can't reflect everything in the book, but it does keep Ove's crotchety nature, his fix-it abilities, and his deep loyalties. Parveneh was played by a strong actress and she was a fantastic foil for Ove.

Feb 02, 2018

Absolutely Loved the book and the movie was just as good.

Jan 30, 2018

If you loved the book, this movie may come as a letdown. The film is quite faithful to the first half, build-up section of the novel, but then rushes to a close just when the truly beautiful, multiple unfoldings occur. As one example, Ove's gift of an iPad to the older sister, Sepidah. This is a major event in the reader's gradual appreciation of Ove's true character, developed over several passages in the book. The film dispatches it with a single sentence, "You probably should have this." Someone who has not read the book would probably think it trivial. It definitely is not, tracing to Ove's and Sepidah's bonding over their shared interest in designing-building houses. Perhaps the director should have followed the Harry Potter lead and done this in two films.

Jan 21, 2018

I give this movie five out of five. I hoping not to like "A Man Called Ove" as he is a crotchety old fart. But "A Man Called Ove" held my interest & I am glad. There was another character in the movie who was a villian. That character off set Ove enough for me to like him in the end.

Nov 06, 2017

It looks like a cute show, but I wasn't into reading sub titles that evening, so I can't rate the movie. Wish it would of been in English.

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Jan 04, 2017

If what they say is true, that fate is the sum total of our own stupidity, then I think what altered my fate was a result of the stupidity of my neighbors.
Killing oneself isn't all that easy, you know. And now she's moved in as well. So now I've got to get rid of her and then, I'm coming. ... She looked like this when I got her, so don't think it's my fault.
One thing is certain, though: whatever we do in this life, no one gets out of it alive.
Leave the dog alone.
-That's no dog. It looks more like a hairy winter boot with eyes.
Hey! What do you think you're doing?
-It scratched Prince!
If you throw one more stone, I'll transform your pug into a door mat.
-He's a Chihuahua, and that cat's probably contagious.
I'm sure, but then again, I'm sure you are, too. But we don't throw stones at you, do we?
People nowadays... It's shocking, really. They're all incompetent these days. They can't reverse a trailer, they can't mend a puncture.

Jan 04, 2017

Now I want you to listen to me. You've given birth twice. Three times, soon. You've come all the way from Iran, fleeing war and all kinds of hell. You've learned a new language, got an education and a job - and you've married a loser. So you'll have no problems learning how to drive. I mean, we're not talking brain surgery here.
Easy does it, old man.
-"Old man"? I'm not your old man, asshole! I'm "angry man"!
Nasanin did a drawing for you. Wait there! Here you go. Nasanin did this drawing for you. The one in color is you. She always does you in color.
Hi, Ove! Alright?
-Why does everyone keep asking if things are alright? Why would things not be alright?
You mustn't be angry with me, Sonja. Admitting you've been wrong is hard. Especially when you've been wrong for a long time. I'm sorry.

Jan 04, 2017

You told me never to give up - didn't you? Now you sit there, feeling sorry for yourself. You've had a hard time. Everyone's an idiot. And you just give up. Because you think you're the only one on this planet who can cope without any help at all. But do you know what, Ove? No one manages completely on their own. No one. Not even you.
How the hell can you talk to someone who just hangs up?
-How the hell can you talk to someone who just shouts?
The more all these idiots keep babbling about her, the more they will drown out the little memory I have of her voice. There was nothing before Sonja, and there is nothing after her.
-I'm something.
You're against cruel animal testing, but you're quite happy with cruel child testing.

Jan 04, 2017

Ove... Either we die - or we live.
But then, the unfathomable happened. It was like the best thing and the worst thing happening all at once. (After the accident ... on the scenic yet dangerous mountain road in Tenerife, Spain??)
He said my heart was too big. It may sound sweet, but it isn't all that good. Sooner or later, you pay. I'd like to have a proper funeral in a proper church. None of this nonsense with ashes scattered in the wind. And I want a quiet funeral, who thought I pulled my weight. The cat has tuna twice a day and wants to shit in private. Please respect that. And above all, make damn sure the bastards don't drive on our paths.
You're amazingly bad at dying.
What kind of love would that be? To part when you need one another the most?
-But the problem is that 24 hours a day, he has no idea of where he is.
No, but I do.

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Oct 24, 2017

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Oct 24, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Depressed man attempts suicide.


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