A Man Called Ove (2015)
December 6, 2019 7:06 PM - Subscribe

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.
posted by DirtyOldTown (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I read the book in Swedish and loved it. This adaptation did a great job of translating the book to screen, and it's a really wonderful story. Highly recommend.
posted by gemmy at 4:41 PM on December 7, 2019

I read the book in English. DOT and I watched this last night and loved it.
posted by Comrade Doll at 5:39 PM on December 7, 2019

Absolutely delightful.
posted by gryphonlover at 12:10 AM on December 8, 2019

I never knew there was a book. I love this movie.
posted by domo at 5:49 AM on December 9, 2019

A remake in English is coming out at the end of the year with Tom Hanks under the title A Man Called Otto. I wonder if they're going to eliminate the suicidal ideation.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:30 PM on October 23, 2022

Went to see the re-make (A Man Called Otto with Tom Hanks) this afternoon and to answer DOT's question - the suicidal ideation is front and center and was difficult to watch at times, so definitely a trigger warning. A well-done movie overall. I remain convinced that Tom Hanks can do no wrong when it comes to his acting. The actor playing the neighbor (Mariana Trevino) was fantastic as well. I doubt it will win any major awards, but it was a sweet little movie and I am glad my mom talked me into going to our local theater to see it.

Also, in one of the scenes, the Kate Bush song "This Woman's Work" was playing and it caught me off guard and I had to reach for the tissues. Something about that song (that I first heard in "She's Having a Baby") gets me every time.
posted by sundrop at 1:32 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]

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