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A Serious Man

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life. His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality.

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Oct 11, 2014
  • altybiz rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I gave up on this video after 40 mins without seeing anything funny. Perhaps since the humor is so tied in with Jewish culture, maybe it's intended as a Jewish comedy. I don't know. Just didn't get any of the humor attempts and thought it was slow, slow, slow. Expected more of the Cohen brothers.

Jul 22, 2013
  • Urbano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not everyone will understand the dark, dark humour of this film, but those who do will be delighted.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I found this Coen brothers dark comedy/drama hilarious, well written, and very entertaining.

Mar 10, 2012
  • jennrose rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favorite Coen brothers film of all time. A modern day story of Job. Brilliant writing and acting as usual. Fantastic. I realize it's not for everyone, however. The Coens show that there is beauty, humor and wonder in the midst of our suffering. NOT for those who watch film purely for escapism purposes.

Feb 22, 2012
  • howardpoole rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

This story did nothing for me. The "humour" just wasnt there. I would pass on this one.

Sep 02, 2011
  • ms_mustard rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

remember this is the late 1960's. Job-like Larry wonders why so many bad things are happening to him. some very poignant and very funny moments.

Jul 20, 2011
  • sdelao rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was okay...I don't know. The story did not draw me in. But the acting was very good.

Mar 02, 2011
  • georgek57 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A Serious waste of time

Feb 17, 2011
  • dschan rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

This was difficult to watch, I almost turned it off. You almost want to laugh because Larry is so sad, but couldn't because he is such whiner. In the end, the story doesn't really go anywhere.

Jan 19, 2011
  • dumbghosts rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Full of delightful parts... but do they add up to anything?

Does it really even matter?

The Coen brothers' existentialist parable is as bewildering as it is touching, as frustrating as it is uplifting and ultimately, as silly as it is profound. You can't help but wish the film were a conjunction of shorts, just so you never expect it to make any sense and thus, don't end up feeling cheated.

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