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A Serious Man

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
A Serious Man
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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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Publisher: [United States] : Universal, [2010]
Branch Call Number: DVD SERIOUS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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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.

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

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.

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