Britt-Marie Was Here Reviews

October 30, 2019
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.
October 19, 2019
[An] endearing portrait of someone forced to make significant life changes and becoming a better person in the process, through simple human contact.
October 14, 2019
Dig beneath the underdog clichés, and this modest Swedish drama provides a heartfelt examination of self-discovery and starting over.
October 6, 2019
This is a small, sweet work that finds notes of grace that elevate it into something bordering on inspirational.
October 4, 2019
Nothing wild happens, but the film does take some unexpected turns and ends up in a satisfying place that is a bit different than what we expect.
October 4, 2019
A lovely tale of reinvention from the writer of A Man Called Ove, featuring Swedish acting royalty Pernilla August.
October 4, 2019
It's formula, but it's charming.
September 27, 2019
A great deal of the credit for the film's success goes to the wonderful Pernilla August as Britt-Marie, as unusual a protagonist as she is welcome.
September 27, 2019
The whole film is so devoid of real passion, energy and inspiration that there are times when it feels as if we are watching a less-than-satisfactory remake of a more inspired original work.
September 27, 2019
All of this is so light ... that it threatens to float away... It's so pleasant, though, that the familiarity hardly matters.
September 26, 2019
"Britt-Marie Was Here" succinctly crams in plenty of overwrought tropes but maintains a sentimental heart with its prickly heroine. Is it revolutionary? Not by any means. But is every journey of self-discovery supposed to be?
September 26, 2019
Nearly every element in Britt-Marie Was Here feels familiar, down to the subplot of the evil rich person wanting to close down a youth center... but... the elements work.
September 25, 2019
Fortunately, "Britt-Marie" doesn't pretend to be anything other than a feel-good film with a simple message: It's never too late to chase your dreams.
September 23, 2019
Fraught with tropes, Britt-Marie falls flat.
September 20, 2019
[Backman] and director Tuva Novotny keep the characters astringent and his tone wry, so it never gets cuddly or cloying.
September 19, 2019
"Britt-Marie Was Here" is a relatively unchallenging yet ultimately pleasant watch.
September 18, 2019
[T]he movie, though at times engaging and relatable, never works up the requisite head of steam.