A Serious Man Rated R

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The new film from Academy Award-winning writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen. The film is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and 'F-Troop' is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry's unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolf) is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry's chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person a mensch a serious man?

Running Time
1 hr 45 min
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Adam Arkin, Richard Kind, Simon Helberg
Release Date
October 2, 2009

Movie Buzz

  • @saalon

    There are days when A Serious Man is my favorite Coen Bros movie, or maybe it’s just the most under my skin of them. I dunno.

  • @mannystein18

    @Chris_Stuckmann My First would be Inside Llewyn Davis and Worst would be A Serious Man (still a fascinating movie though) #firstandworst

  • @Wordbeast

    RT @Moon_Clinic: Hail caesar is arguably the strangest Coen Brothers movie since The Big Lebowski ( or a serious man depending on who you a…

  • @Moon_Clinic

    Hail caesar is arguably the strangest Coen Brothers movie since The Big Lebowski ( or a serious man depending on who you ask )

  • @JonesLindy

    My top Coen Brothers’ movies picks are O Brother, Where Art Thou? and A Serious Man. What are yours? https://t.co/xlVRLug8fD

  • @Durmanator

    No way that A Serious Man should be at #2; Fargo and Blood Simple should be higher. Every Coen brothers movie ranked via BI_Europe

  • @lasnackary

    RT @Stus_Views: Every Coen brothers movie ranked. Glad to see the highly underrated "A Serious Man" was given high marks. Discuss! https://…