Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Music Box Films
DVD Release Date: December 27, 2016
Run Time: 116 minutes
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.
Ove was certainly a grouch, and the actor did a great job of portraying him. I don’t know why he was so gruff, but he loved his wife with his whole heart, and felt her loss to his core. All he wanted to do was end it all, but his neighbors kept getting in his way.
I loved that Ove softened a bit when he got to know his new neighbors and a few other people who came into his life. It made him grow on me and become one of my all time favorite characters from a book or movie.
All the actors did a great job, and I enjoyed putting faces to the voices I’d listened to through the audiobook.
Since I loved the book, I was pretty sure I’d love the movie. Ove was a joy to watch after loving him so much from the book. I’d enjoy watching this movie from time to time, it had both funny and sad parts, with some roll your eyes moments thrown in.
As is usual, I liked the movie a bit less than the book, only because there was so much left out of the movie. Both are well worth your time though.
If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, you should do so. Both will be on my favorites for this year list.
You can read my book review here