(September 25, 2016) Original
September 30, 2016
From IMDb: “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.”
Poster Rating: C+ / C / C-
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Review: (#1) This design has a weak, unrealistic quality to it, which makes it difficult to love. There are some neat small elements to it, but not enough to be recommendable. (#2) This overly lit design looks modestly like the first design, but feels too sanitized to support the film’s premise. (#3) The suggestion of suicide by hanging, while relevant to the film, is in poor taste and the background is bland to boot.
Trailer Rating: B
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Review: The trailer is clunky and doesn’t get quickly to the heart of the matter, but there’s a faint glimmer of intensity of narrative that might boost the film’s performance.