A man called Ove

A man called Ove

DVD - 2017 | Swedish
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Ove is the block's grumpy old man who enforces strict neighborhood rules and whom every body avoids. One ordinary day a new family is moving in next door to Ove and accidentally backs into his mailbox. Turns out there is an unexpected friendship that blooms out of it.
Publisher: Music Box, 2017
Branch Call Number: DVD WORLD CINEMA MAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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Jun 29, 2019

Simply a wonderful and brilliantly cast film (and the book is even better). There are loving people like Ove around us. We just need to open our eyes to see them, and our hearts to welcome them. Start by reading the book then watch the movie and smile, shed a tear, and remember...

May 21, 2019

literally one of the best movies I have ever seen.

Mer15113 Feb 21, 2019

Superb. A book club book, with the movie. Everyone loved it

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.

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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

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Depressed man attempts suicide.


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