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A Serious Man

A Serious Man Movie Review

R, 106 min, 2009

Michael Stuhlbarg (Larry Gopnik), Richard Kind (Uncle Arthur), Fred Melamed (Sy Ableman), Sari Lennick (Judith Gopnik), Aaron Wolff (Danny Gopnik), Jessica McManus (Sarah Gopnik), Peter Breitmayer (Mr. Brandt), Brent Braunschweig (Mitch Brandt), David Kang (Clive Park), Benjamin Portnoe (Danny’s Reefer Buddy), Jack Swiler (Boy on Bus), Andrew S. Lentz (Cursing Boy on Bus), Jon Kaminski Jr. (Mike Fagle), Ari Hoptman (Arlen Finkle), Alan Mandell (Rabbi Marshak). Directed, produced, and written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.

Receive with simplicity everything that happens to you

–Rashi

Such a Jewish movie is this! The Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man is quietly, darkly hilarious, has serious overtones, is a bit surreal, is somewhat existential in nature – and it’s the most flat-out Jewish film the Minnesota wonder duo has produced to date. Continue reading

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