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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.
Title: A serious man
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c2010
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: "Becoming serious": explore the creative vision behind the film; "Creating 1967": take a tour of the Minneapolis neighborhoods and set pieces used in the film; "Hebrew and Yiddish for goys": unravel the mysteries of the Hebrew and Yiddish languages
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Se
Statement of Responsibility: Focus Features presents in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media a Working Title production ; written, produced and directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Credits: Director of photography, Richard Deakins ; editor, Roderick Jaynes ; music, Carter Burwell.
Performers: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Adam Arkin, Amy Landecker, Alan Mandell, Fyvush Finkel, Allen Lewis Rickman, Yelena Shmulenson, Simon Helberg, Katherine Borowitz, Stephen Park.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: Includes English, French and Spanish language tracks, with optional French or Spanish subtitles
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationships Drama Mortality Drama Middle-aged men Drama Midlife crisis Drama Jews Drama Jewish men Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Comedy films
Dark comedy films
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Mortality
Middle-aged men
Midlife crisis
Jews
Jewish men
Publisher No: 62106191 Universal
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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.

Jan 15, 2013
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie was jewtastic!
After watching it I swear I could not eat my pork chops.

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.

Nov 26, 2011
  • oplrocks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Many very good scenes in their ridiculousness, vagueness and wonderful humorous awkwardness. In the end, the point is that there is no point, it seems; it all ends just as the tooth story does-going nowhere but in a very enjoyable Coen brothers' way!

Nov 12, 2011
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The Coen brothers triumph at times (see the Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, O Brother Where Art Thou, etc.) and at others fall short (Hudsucker Proxy, Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading, etc.) and this film probably belongs in the second category. Its meditations on the Jewish-American experience veer between the profound and the stereotypical for the most part. For fans only.

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

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