Directed by Dome Karukoski
A stubbornly traditional eighty-year-old farmer - whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric - raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sadsack, city-dwelling son and domineering daughter-in-law.
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★★★★★ review by BestFoxEver on Letterboxd
A very good comedy about an old man who thinks that everything was better before.
★★★★ review by Nuniek Widyanti on Letterboxd
A Grumpy old man turns out to be one of those favorite protagonist in European comedies. The stubborn, cynical, straightforward character of the protagonist successfully burst laughter into the crowd. It the other hand, it can share many kinds of issues that we can relate and somehow made us reflect post watching it.
It's a story about a cranky 80 year old Finnish who have to spend a weekend in Helsinki for a physiotherapy. While in Helsinki, he live with his daughter in law and his son manage the farm while he's there. From generation clashes, sexism, racism, marriage matters and family conflicts. This one movie showed them all in a fun yet entertaining way, whilst makes us reflect post watching it. The generation clashes scenes some how reminds me of "The Intern (Nancy Meyers, 2015)", but with a grumpy De Niro and an emotionally unstable Hathaway.
Well, personally for me, it made me missed home and imagine what would life be like when my parents are getting older. Currently I somehow can get mad with my parents constant advice and nagging, but reflecting it again, there are times that what they say are true, even though it hurts.
★★★½ review by Koskela on Letterboxd
Surprisingly funny. The message of love is important but the final act is too quick and I really can't tell how the hell it has so depressing tone in it. I believe the author never meant his story to feel this distressing.
★★★★½ review by Hannah McHaffie on Letterboxd
"...there is something universal about the hardships of growing older; something The Grump sensitively captured."
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★★★★ review by Ross Miller on Letterboxd
"Shrewdly tugs at your heart strings and occasionally lands a dramatic gut punch that will leave you thinking even as it continues to make you giggle." - Full Glasgow Film Festival 2015 review here: thoughtsonfilm.co.uk/movie-reviews/gff-2015-the-grump/
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