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En man som heter Ove (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 30 September 2016 (USA)
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Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Ove
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Parvaneh
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Ida Engvoll ...
Sonja
Tobias Almborg ...
Patrick
Klas Wiljergård ...
Jimmy
Chatarina Larsson ...
Anita
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Rune
Stefan Gödicke ...
Oves pappa (Ove's father)
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Vitskjortan
Anna-Lena Brundin ...
Journalisten Lena (as Anna-Lena Bergelin)
Nelly Jamarani ...
Sepideh
Zozan Akgün ...
Nasanin
Viktor Baagøe ...
Simon Edenroth ...
Adrian
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Storyline

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.

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Misery Hates Company.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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30 September 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Homem Chamado Ove  »

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$54,608 (USA) (30 September 2016)

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$3,358,518 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Two different ragdoll cats, Magic and Orlando, were used in the movie. After a casting, Magic was selected due to his adherence, curiousness and never could be startled away. Orlando was a stand-in used for the scenes when required to stay put or be carried for long periods of time. Both cats were born in Poland. See more »

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During the movie we get to see all popular models of Saab and Volvo. However the registration plates on some cars are too modern. One example is the light blue Volvo 142/144 that has a sign issued more than 20 years after the car was made. See more »

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Ove: Hey! What are you doing?
Mähät: It scratched Prince.
Ove: Throw another stone and I'll sew a doormat with your mop!
Mähät: It is a chihuahua. And the cat certainly has both rabies and plague.
Ove: Oh, yes. Clearly, you do too. But we do not throw stones at you.
Mähät: You still think you can do whatever you want? Slimy fucking old man. I'll tell Anders.
Ove: Go ahead, tell him. If you can make someone who drives an Audi understand. Four zeros on the grill and a fifth at the wheel. If that dog pees in our area again, I'll ...
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Din skugga stannar kvar
By Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster and Dan Ryde
Performed by Lillemor 'Lill' Lindfors
(c) Sony/ATV Publishing AB
(p) 1967 Universal Music Sweden AB
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Lovely Conventional Movie
17 January 2017 | by (Palm Springs - United States) – See all my reviews

This was a lovely, conventional film. No, really it's a movie rather than a film. And while Swedish, it reads very conventional Hollywood. Movie comfort food, if you will. Very nice, and a total feel-good movie for all ages. It leaves one feeling all warm and fuzzy. And besides that, well, that's about it. What stays with me? A sad sense of longing for community, so very rare today, especially in the USA.

Scoring the different elements of the film objectively, 1 to 4:

Script/Story: 3.5 - nice, well constructed. Loved the fact that flashbacks ride on scenes of suicide attempts. This was a nice, ironic feature of the narrative.

Cinematography/Visual Effects: 3 - conventional, competently shot. Not much more to say.

Editing: 3 - See above (heavy sigh -- conventional, competently edited. Not much more to say.)

Sound Effects: 2 - forgettable, nothing significant here.

Musical Score: 2.5, at times stereotypical, ie Spanish-y music for scenes set in Spain, etc. Competent, but not significant, which is very appropriate for the narrative structure.

Performances: 3.5, strong performances.

Production Design: Sets, Locations, Costumes, etc.: 3.5, production design great, iconic for the area and period feel of the storyline. But an Oscar consideration in hair & make-up, really??? What am I missing here?

Would I recommend this movie to a friend? Of course, total movie comfort food! Sweden's Terms of Endearment or Forrest Gump or . . .


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