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“A Man Called Ove” threatens to be smothered by a case of the cutes, tracking the growth of a curmudgeon learning to enjoy life once again after the loss of his wife. It has all the ingredients for a flat, benign charmer, but the Swedish production retains enough dark humor to become something else, digging deeper into the titular character to find something more than just episodic mischief. “A Man Called Ove” has its crowd-pleasing moments, but it preserves enough sincerity to capture hearts, with writer/director Hannes Holm (adapting a best-selling novel by Fredrik Backman) balancing tone and incident with confidence, making the picture more of an odyssey into a personal awakening than a sitcom. It’s a strange effort, but often in the best way possible. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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