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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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.

Oct 24, 2017

Once I started watching this film, I was glad that my husband was not watching with me. He suffers from anxiety and depression.

With how the film starts, I wasn't sure that I was going to like it. However, the film explains Ove's life through flash backs and you better understand where he is coming from. I could then empathize with Ove. This curmudgeon who you expect everyone to dislike - even hate - because of his attitude towards others - is a pleasant surprise.

I usually read the books first- and based on the extras available on the DVD with the discussion with the actors and director- I can't wait to read the book.

I should also note- I was particularly interested in this film originally as it was Sweden's entry to the Academy Awards a few years ago for the Foreign Film category.

Oct 24, 2017

A warning: This is not a film for people who are grieving or who have lost a loved one to suicide. I agree with the positive reviews except for what I mentioned above.

AL_CHRISTINES Oct 21, 2017

I was reluctant to watch the movie because I loved the book so much. The movie did not disappoint! All the actors did a great job of bringing the book to life. If you are wanting to watch something calm and with a great plot, definitely pick this movie up.

Oct 20, 2017

Excellent character drama of a cantankerous old man at war with the world, struggling to find a reason to live. Worth enduring the subtitles to discover a creative script and heart wrenching backstory that will make you never look at your elderly neighbor the same way again. A+++

Oct 16, 2017

If you liked As Good as It Gets, The Visitor and/or The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and don't mind subtitles (or happen to understand Swedish), give A Man Called Ove a try. It's one of the best films I've watched in the past year. It was adapted from the adult fiction book of the same title, and I've heard the book is excellent also. The movie is rated PG-13 for thematic content, some disturbing images and language.

Sep 05, 2017

Charming portrait of a man who is hard to like.

Sep 01, 2017

This is such a good film adaptation of the book. It makes me love the book even more!

Aug 27, 2017

This movie started off slow but as I watched it I really got into it and it had me, like other comments, loving the movie, laughing and weeping as well at its' beauty and the story itself. Should definitely be watched!

Aug 10, 2017

really, really loved this movie- made me weep.
i loved the book as well and didn't expect that the movie adaptation will be equally moving and memorable!

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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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