Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove 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. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s letterbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it is shared.

Critics Views

“Lassgård is well suited to the leading role, making Ove’s meanness as delightful as his gradual opening up. As neighbour Parvaneh, Bahar Pars brings joie de vivre but shows us enough rough edges to keep things feeling real. The result is a lighthearted, charming film which people of all ages will enjoy.”
Eye for Film

All movies are manipulative by default; the effectiveness of that manipulation is the more valid measurement to inspect. On that scale, A Man Called Ove is a morbidly funny and moving success.
Roger Egbert.com

Holm’s adaptation is a darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming tearjerker about the life of one lonely but extraordinary man.
Entertainment Weekly

Film Rating

 Critics 70% Audience 77%

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics positive review 90%  Audience liked it 81%

Stockbridge Audience: 92.4%

No. of responses:-
Excellent 61
Good 18
Average 2
Poor 1
Very Poor 0

Date: Friday 17th November

Time: 7.30pm

Genre: Comedy Drama International

Language: Swedish with English Subtitles (Original title: En man som heter Ove)

Director: Hannes Holm

Writer: Hannes Holm (Based on the novel by Frederik Backman)

StarringRolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg

Film Length: 1hr 43mins

Rating: 15
Suicide theme

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