A SERIOUS MAN (2009 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

A Serious Man—another outstanding Coen Brothers film—displays tremendous depth in writing and in presentation. Creatively disturbing, the movie allows an open-end conclusion where the audience, based upon personal philosophical views, will determine the final outcome. Two graphic sexual scenes put the film outside the children/family audience. Watch for the double-whammy ending. It’s terrific.

Storyline

Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) makes a series of choices within a series of events that lead to the next steps in his story.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Ethan Coen and Joel Coen for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Robert Graf for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Uncle Arthur (Richard Kind), Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), Judith Gopnik (Sari Lennick), Danny Gopnik (Aaron Wolff), Sarah Gopnik (Jessica McManus), Mr. Brandt (Peter Breitmayer), Mitch Brandt (Brent Braunschweig), Clive Park (David Kang), Danny's Reefer Buddy (Benjamin Portnoe), and Mike Fagle (Jon Kaminski Jr.).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. Every viewer will most likely be aware that they just saw something profound. However, the true profundity of this film may not be fully realized without strong grounding in concepts of cause and effect, the orderliness of the universe, and Divine intervention in human affairs. Excellent movie.

Ben Meyers

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