Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here

Leaving her husband to hit the reset button on her life, a former housewife in her 60s finds a new calling in the unlikeliest of places - being the coach of her small town's youth football team - in this Swedish comedy. Based on the novel by Fredrik Backman (A Man Called Ove).

2019Rating: M, Offensive language98 minsSwedenSwedish and German with English subtitles
ComedyDramaSportWorld Cinema

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Stuff

Stuff

This is a heartfelt and beautifully rendered portrayal of a three-quarter-life crisis, a charming and convincing character study brought to life by perfectly pitched pacing, well-crafted writing and a terrific performance from the actor playing the main protagonist.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The film can’t quite surmount its fanciful conceit.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The most refreshing thing about the movie is having a more mature woman at the center of the action, and August knows not to overreach here.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Its portrayal of Britt-Marie sometimes feels condescending, several of its plot turns make no sense, and its visuals add nothing that wasn’t already there in the original book.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Britt-Marie Was Here is a relatively unchallenging yet ultimately pleasant watch.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Novotny keep the characters astringent and [the] tone wry, so it never gets cuddly or cloying.

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