7.7/10
35,045
61 user 145 critic

A Man Called Ove (2015)

En man som heter Ove (original title)
Trailer
1:52 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
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.

Director:

Hannes Holm

Writers:

Hannes Holm (screenplay), Fredrik Backman (novel)
Reviews
Popularity
4,332 ( 520)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Lassgård ... Ove
Bahar Pars ... Parvaneh
Filip Berg ... Unga Ove (young Ove)
Ida Engvoll ... Sonja
Tobias Almborg Tobias Almborg ... Patrick
Klas Wiljergård Klas Wiljergård ... Jimmy
Chatarina Larsson Chatarina Larsson ... Anita
Börje Lundberg ... Rune
Stefan Gödicke Stefan Gödicke ... Oves pappa (Ove's father)
Johan Widerberg ... Vitskjortan
Anna-Lena Brundin Anna-Lena Brundin ... Journalisten Lena (as Anna-Lena Bergelin)
Nelly Jamarani Nelly Jamarani ... Sepideh
Zozan Akgün Zozan Akgün ... Nasanin
Viktor Baagøe Viktor Baagøe ... Ove 7 år (7 year-old Ove)
Simon Edenroth Simon Edenroth ... Adrian
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Misery Hates Company. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Persian

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man Called Ove See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,608, 2 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,358,518, 6 January 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,475,694, 7 September 2017
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

It is very obvious that two cats were used to play the one in this film. One is very white and the other has a great deal of tan in their coat. See more »

Quotes

Ove: Some people say that fate is the result of our own foolishness.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Breakfast: Episode dated 2 July 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Forever and Ever
Written by Stelios Vlavianos (as Vlavianos) and Sarkis Kouyoumdjian (as Kouyoumdjian)
Performed by Demis Roussos
© Music Sales AS
(p) 1978 Universal Music Sweden AB
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lovely Conventional Movie
17 January 2017 | by ArminCallo-PalmSpringsSee 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 . . .


12 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 61 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed