Saturday, April 29, 2017

Popcorn & a Show ~ A Man Called Ove



Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. ~Jessamyn West




I love the scenery in Swedish movies and television shows: the green pastures, the blue Baltic Sea, the gorgeously white snow, and the little thatched houses. Yes, there are cities as well but even those seem quaint to me.

I chose to watch the Swedish film, A Man Called Ove. It really is hard to describe what kind of movie it is. I've seen it described as a dark comedy but I would say it is closer to a romantic drama. There's pretty much a smorgasbord in this movie!

A Man Called Ove is not a movie for children. There are some dark themes ~ not scary but definitely not for children.

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. (click on the link to see a trailer for this movie)

If you haven't watched a foreign film, give it a try. You might enjoy it.  I found the English subtitles a bit distracting in the beginning but now they don't bother me at all.

My goal is to watch and review one foreign film a month this year. You can find links to my foreign film movie reviews in the right sidebar. Enjoy!

12 comments:

  1. I remember when this was advertised and wondered if it would be a good movie! I love movies with beautiful backdrops. Thanks for the review! xo Karen

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    1. Karen, this movie didn't have too much of nature's scenery but the characters made up for that! You are very welcome! xo

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  2. This is one I want to see. The book, A Man Called Ove, was my favorite book of the year in 2016.

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    1. Arlene, I am going to see if I can get this from the online library. Let me know if you like the movie!

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  3. I loved this movie. After a few minutes I forgot I was reading subtitles.

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    1. Libby, me too. I found this movie quite romantic!

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  4. I loved A Man Called Ove as well. I'll come back to see what else you watch.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting too, Amalia! You are welcome any time.

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    1. Connie, I wasn't sure that I would like this movie but I did. The book is supposed to be really good too.

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  6. I haven't hard of this movie, but it sounds very interesting, Gina. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. You are very welcome, Kitty. xo

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We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter