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A Serious Man

Release Date: October 2nd, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 9th, 2010

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is a physics professor at a 1960s university, but his life is coming apart at the seams. His wife (Sari Lennick) is leaving him, his jobless brother (Richard Kind) has moved in, and someone is trying to sabotage his chances for tenure. Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis, but whether anyone can help him overcome his many afflictions remains to be seen.

Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Aaron Wolff, Jessica McManus, Amy Landecker, Peter Breitmayer

Director: Joel Coen , Ethan Coen

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Working Title Films

Keywords: School, Love triangle, Fall, 1960s, Quest, Amusing, Wife, Brother, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The always surprising Coen brothers have finally made a very serious movie with A Serious Man. It's about God, man's place in the world and the meaning of life, so naturally it's one of their funnier movies. show more

  • 100
    Dana StevensSlate

    A Serious Man is an exquisitely realized work; the filmmakers' technical mastery of their craft, always impressive, has become absolute. The script reads like a novel, densely allusive, funny, and terse. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    Once again, the Coens' tale of the damned is damn funny. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Picture