Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 116 min
Starring Rolf Lassgard
Languages: Swedish / Farsi (with English subtitles)
Directed by Hannes Holm
Rated 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
Synopsis: 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 mailbox 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’s shared.
A Man Called Ove–preaching tolerant togetherness as the key to happiness–earns its sentimentality by striking a delicate balance between barking-mad comedy and syrupy melodrama. -Village Voice
It’s a heartwarming tale about a stubborn, short-tempered man with steadfast beliefs, strict routines and the feeling that everyone around him is an idiot–and no reticence about telling them so. -Variety