This month was the Grumpy Old Men Edition. The winner of May’s Pizza and a Movie trivia got to pick one of the 3 movies for this month. Their pick was A Man Called Ove, the Swedish film based on the New York Times bestseller. Ove is the curmudgeon next door. He’s an isolated retiree and widower. He spends his days enforcing block association rules only he cares about and has given up on life when he develops an unlikely friendship with his noisy new neighbors. To round out our movie menu we picked 2 other quintessential grumpy old men, who are transformed through their unexpected relationships with younger people.
And the winner was…
PG | 1h 36min | 2009
Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson (co-director)
Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger
Here’s what the teen audience had to say…
FINAL RATING: 8 out of 8 slices
Every PaaM night, we ask our teens to give us their honest reviews of the winning movie. We then select voices that capture the range of opinions and critiques. Read what Anissa (Film TRaC Star), Dainaliz & Argelys (First Time PaaMers) and Jack (Return PaaMer) thought about this Pixar animated adventure.
Choose three words to describe the movie.
Anissa: Delightful, Humorous, Emotional
Dainaliz: Emotional, Happy, Excited
Jack: Heart-warming, Emotional, Bittersweet
Argelys: Excitement, Lovely, Emotional
What was your favorite scene? Bonus: Why? **SPOILER ALERT!**
Anissa: The scene where Russel asks Carl to cross his heart about protecting Kevin, which changes his attitude about his situation because he is reminded of Ellie.
Dainaliz: The ending because it showed Carl’s progress as he changed.
Jack: I loved when the clarinet has its solo because I play the clarinet. I also like when the chairs were left at Paradise Falls.
Argelys: The end when they save Kevin because she is reunited with her children.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Why or why not?
Anissa: Of course! Impactful life lessons taught.
Dainaliz: I would because it shows you that you can ALWAYS change.
Jack: Yes, because it teaches you that you can start a new adventure and that you should not be scared to do so.
Argelys: Of course, it’s such a sweet movie that everyone should experience.
Join us for the next FREE Pizza and a Movie!
FRIDAY, JULY 6
RSVP @ teens.artsconnection.org/paam/
How to RSVP for Pizza and a Movie Night:
Seating is limited, so you must lay claim to your seat & slice by selecting “Free Ticket- RSVP HERE” on the Pizza and a Movie event page at teens.artsconnection.org/paam/ Fill in your information and you will receive a reminder email the day before the event. Please let us know exactly how many people you’ll be bringing. If you have any questions, feel free to email Briana, Assistant Teen Programs Manager at
PLEASE NOTE: This is a TEENS ONLY event.