|A MAN CALLED OVE (EN MAN SOM HETER OVE) (director/writer: Hannes Holm; screenwriter: from the novel by Fredrik Backman; cinematographer: Goran Hallberg; editor: Fredrik Morheden; music: Gaute Storaas; cast: Rolf Lassgard (Ove), Bahar Pars (Parvaneh, Filip Berg (Unga Ove), Ida Engvoll (Sonja), Tobias Almborg (Patrick), Klas Wiljergard (Jimmy), Chatarina Larsson (Anita), Borje Lundberg (Rune), Stefan Godicke (Oves pappa), Johan Widerberg (Vitskjortan), Anna-Lena Bergelin (Journalisten Lena), Nelly Jamarani (Sepideh), Zozan Akgun (Nasanin), Viktor Baagoe (Ove at 7), Simon Edenroth (Adrian); Runtime: 116; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikst Nicastro; Music Box Films; 2015-Sweden/Norway-in Swedish and Farsi with English subtitles)|
|"The genial middle-brow arthouse
story is too obvious and tries too hard to be
by Dennis Schwartz
Meanwhile in Ove's suburban community-of town houses, the Persian zestful pregnant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and her two small daughters and her unhandy Swedish husband Patrick (Tobias Almborg) move next door. The foreign lady wins the nasty man over with kindness.
The genial middle-brow arthouse story is too obvious and tries too hard to be pleasing.
REVIEWED ON 1/2/2017 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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