A Man Called Ove

Drama Comedy


A grumpy and socially isolated retiree's plans to end his life are interrupted when new people move in next door.

Whoever said that "hell is other people" could have been referring to the neighbours in this fictional Swedish community. They are, by and large, insufferable clods who do not get on with each other. Thankfully, the actors all carry off their roles with a guileless sort of charm that brings sincerity to the various relationships. Interesting twists and turns compensate for a predictable plot premise and ensures heart-warming viewing without going into icky-sweet territory. Life's not over for Ove.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 30th March 2017
Rialto Distribution 116 mins