A MAN CALLED OVE REVIEWED
“A Man Called Ove” is about a bitter old man that hates the world. He’s lost his job due to age discrimination and he has annoyingly happy neighbors moving in next door. So, he decides to hang himself. Unfortunately, he can’t commit suicide due to his nagging neighbors needing help. None of them know how to fix anything, so naturally Ove finds purpose in life again. For a foreign film, it does feel an awful lot like standard American fluff.
But, I guess this material has an international appeal. I’d love to hear from those that have read the book, as I can’t believe it is as schmaltzy as this movie. Hell, “Water for Elephants” read as an edgier tome than its film equivalent. So, what happened here? Nothing really. Film has the ability to tap into emotion in a way that the written word never achieves. Pick up “A Man Called Ove” before the year ends. Your parents will love it.
- Makeup Gallery & Time-lapse
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track