A man called Ove

A man called Ove

En man som heter 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]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,stereo,surround,Dolby Digital 2.0,Dolby Digital 5.1
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Man some heter Ove
Summary: 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.

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wildct2003
Sep 05, 2017

Charming portrait of a man who is hard to like.

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abbi_g
Sep 01, 2017

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

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val1
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!

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telger
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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emerge
Aug 06, 2017

Loved it. Funny & poignant with a wonderful cast.

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grdu96
Aug 03, 2017

Loved this movie

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COURIER3
Jul 31, 2017

I am always interested in how foreign films are made. The subtitles do not stay on the screen long enough for this Swedish film. Story line was interesting. Lots of flashbacks. Best foreign film nomination.

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sunnyfeline
Jul 02, 2017

A funny and witty movie just like the bestseller book. Slightly different than the book, but I still enjoyed the film very much. Cranky Ove is lovable as usual.

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JeanieG
Jun 11, 2017

This was a beautiful film - great story and tremendous acting. My kind of film.
It was just a short tale about one person's life and how events and circumstances - some happy some tragic - can shape a person's world. Doesn't this happen to all of us in some way. Some dry, understated humor and some funny parts; some sad parts too.
Deals with adult themes.
It is in Swedish with subtitles.

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Yonsei_73
Jun 11, 2017

How I Saw It... A Man Named Ove (En Man Som Heter Ove)

"Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel, Ove is a quintessential grumpy old man next-door, strictly enforced principles and a short fuse. Still grieving his late wife, Ove has largely given up on life until a boisterous young family moves in next-door and forces him out of his shell in this heartwarming tale that reminds us that life is sweeter when it's shared." ~iTunes.com

I wasn't sure if we'd enjoy A Man Named Ove with it's tagline "Misery Hates Company". However, we thoroughly enjoyed the unraveling of Ove's story through his memories during his failed suicide attempts. It crisscrosses genres from the blackest of black comedies to a keep-your-hankie-handy tearjerker to walking the tightrope between sweet and saccharine sentimentality. And it pulls it off splendidly.

Available at ORL & iTunes.

I give A Man Named Ove 5 frayed nooses out of 5.

#filmreview #howisawit #amannamedove

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jimg2000
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.
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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.
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One thing is certain, though: whatever we do in this life, no one gets out of it alive.
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Leave the dog alone.
-That's no dog. It looks more like a hairy winter boot with eyes.
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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?
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People nowadays... It's shocking, really. They're all incompetent these days. They can't reverse a trailer, they can't mend a puncture.

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jimg2000
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.
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Easy does it, old man.
-"Old man"? I'm not your old man, asshole! I'm "angry man"!
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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.
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Hi, Ove! Alright?
-Why does everyone keep asking if things are alright? Why would things not be alright?
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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.

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jimg2000
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.
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How the hell can you talk to someone who just hangs up?
-How the hell can you talk to someone who just shouts?
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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.
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You're against cruel animal testing, but you're quite happy with cruel child testing.

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jimg2000
Jan 04, 2017

Ove... Either we die - or we live.
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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??)
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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.
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You're amazingly bad at dying.
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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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