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A Serious Man (2009)

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Steven Wothe Steven Wothe
Bar Mitzvah and Funeral Guest
Luke Weber Luke Weber
Student
Joel Thingvall Joel Thingvall
Bar Mitzvah Guest
Arne Gjelten Arne Gjelten
Physics Student
Andrew Kraft Andrew Kraft
Physics Nerd
Molly Elizabeth Ring Molly Elizabeth Ring
Girl at Beach
Asher Pink Asher Pink
Bar Mitzvah Guest
Lisa Pechmiller Lisa Pechmiller
Bar Mitzvah Guest


Written by
Ethan Coen Ethan Coen
(written by)
Joel Coen Joel Coen
(written by)


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Behind the Scenes Common Misfortunes

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A Serious Masterpiece...

10 years, 10 months ago at Dec 22 7:00
6 votes
"I feel like the carpet's been yanked out from under me."

One thing's for certain: no-one could ever accuse Joel and Ethan Coen of selling out. After the duo achieved perhaps their greatest critical success with No Country for Old Men (for which they collected multiple well-earned Oscars) immediately followed by the box office triumph of Burn After Reading, they've created one of th... read more

A Slight Fail

10 years, 7 months ago at Mar 5 1:59
1 vote
Larry Gopnik is professor and his life is about fall part because his wife is planning on leaving him. Larry tries to figure out where his life is heading, as he tries to manage his career his brother and being a father all at the same time.

I liked the realistic 70's feel to the film and some of the music that was played over a few scenes, but that is where my liking for this film ... read more

Review

9 years ago at Oct 14 18:53
1 vote
One of the best Coen's movies. As usual, they joke about everything, they are serious about everything. They let suspence grow bigger and bigger... and then? It seems they're right there, in front of you, answering "what did you expect from us?" A silent strong powerful sarcasm as in Raising Arizona. All the actors at their best. Simon Helberg cameo (Howard Wolowitz in TBBT).
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Description: “A Serious Man” is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and “F-Troop” is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolf) is a discipline problem and ... (more)
Release date: 9 October 2009
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"Re-watch - April 25th A Serious Man was actually one of my highest priorities for the month, but I opted to save it for last. It's so rich with themes and subtext and metaphor and meaning, and I just adore it from its odd, unrelated opening through its seemingly abrupt ending. It's also a lot of fun, especially watching Sy Abelman (unintentionally?) make Larry uncomfortable every chance he gets. Plus the soundtrack slays."


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