Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A Man Called Ove (2015)

And while we're on the subject of Swedish comedies about old men, this one is just as good, if not better than The 100 Year-Old Man.

It's a bit darker again, as instead of the jolly reminiscing of an content gentleman in the aforementioned film, this is about a grumpy old fart who's sick and tired of it all. He hates everyone in his cozy home town, and it doesn't get better by the fact that everyone seems to keep interrupting his many suicide attempts.

But if suicide does not sound especially funny to you, then you might be convinced by the fact that Tom Hanks actually thought it was hilarious enough to produce and star in an upcoming remake.

However, if the last time mr. Hanks starred in a remake of a dark classic is anything to go by, my hopes aren't exactly high. So check this one out before the new one comes along, and you'll be able to tell all your friends that: "Dude, the original is sooo much better" ;)


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