Why to Watch - A Serious Man

If you’re a big Coen Brothers fan and you haven’t seen this one yet, definitely give it a watch. If you’re not that stoked on the Coen Brothers, well then I’d sit this one out, unless you’re a sadist



A Serious Man (2009) Comedy, Drama | 106min | November 6, 2009 (United States) 7.1
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel CoenWriter: Joel Coen, Ethan CoenStars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari LennickSummary: Bloomington, Minnesota, 1967: Jewish physics lecturer Larry Gopnik is a serious and a very put-upon man. His daughter is stealing from him to save up for a nose job, his pot-head son, who gets stoned at his own bar-mitzvah, only wants him round to fix the TV aerial and his useless brother Arthur is an unwelcome house guest. But both Arthur and Larry get turfed out into a motel when Larry's wife Judy, who wants a divorce, moves her lover, Sy, into the house and even after Sy's death in a car crash they are still there. With lawyers' bills mounting for his divorce, Arthur's criminal court appearances and a land feud with a neighbour Larry is tempted to take the bribe offered by a student to give him an illegal exam pass mark. And the rabbis he visits for advice only dole out platitudes. Still God moves in mysterious - and not always pleasant - ways, as Larry and his family will find out. —don @ minifie-1


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