My appreciation for this skyrocketed after a second viewing. A Perfect Film.
fuck dem other rabbis, marshak is da shiznich
When the truth is found to be lies, and all the joy within you dies...
A passive guy in troubles. In general it's an original movie although it's very quiet.
over 5 years
Littered with subtext, philosophy and satire, this film demands more than one viewing.
saw it in theatres... 4 years ago. I still regret watching all of it.
The foreboding atmosphere in the film adds a depth that not many dark comedies can match
over 6 years
The Coens' cultural celebration throughout the whole film is appallingly dull and tiresome
Edwooger Fischer Heitmann
almost 7 years
Watched this thinking something would happen, which never did and a poor ending ensued...
almost 7 years
I was very much turned off by the whole ordeal. I don't think I even laughed once.
Not the Coen Bro best work, but still enjoyable.
Please don't watch it. It's not funny, not even in a dark humor way. Avoid it at all costs
A Serious Man is a 2009 dark comedy written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars Michael Stuhlbarg as a Minnesota Jewish man whose life crumbles both professionally and personally, leading to questions about his faith. The film has attracted a positive critical response, including a Golden Globe nomination for Stuhlbarg, a place on both the American Film Institute's and National Board of Review's Top 10 Film Lists of 2009, and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
In a Polish shtetl in the early 20th century, a Jewish man, Velvel (Allen Lewis Rickman), tells his wife Dora (Yelena Shmuelenson) that he had been helped on his way home by Traitle Groshkover, whom he has invited in for soup. Dora objects, saying Groshkover is dead, and that this visitor must be a dybbuk. When he arrives, Groshkover (Fyvush Finkel) laughs off the accusation, but Dora plunges an icepick into his chest. Bleeding, he exits into the snowy night.
In Minnesota in 1967,...