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

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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.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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The film can’t quite surmount its fanciful conceit.

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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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.

Film Threat

Film Threat

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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.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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

Stuff

Stuff

press

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.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The film can’t quite surmount its fanciful conceit.

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

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.

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

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.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

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

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