A Serious Man

A Serious Man

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Our best guess for you: 2.9 stars

Average of 621 ratings: 2.9 Stars

2009 M Contains violence, offensive language and drug use.

Larry Gopnik (Golden Globe nominee Michael Stuhlbarg) has hit a "rough patch," according to a colleague, and it would seem so: people are dropping dead all around him, his wife (Sari Lennick) wants a "get" and his whining kids (Aaron Wolff and Jessica McManus) only add to the heavy load. Larry is just looking for some help. Can a few rabbis guide him to life's answers?

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101 minutes
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DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired, Castilian Spanish
English, Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English for the hearing impaired, Spanish, French
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Spanish, French DTS Surround 5.1

18 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by chancewell

Outstanding. This is the Coen brothers at their absolute best. Not a word of the screenplay is irrelevant. Everything is connected. Kind of what this movie is about really; ie. the bigger picture, and... Read more

2 by hitch2

Sure, this is a very well-crafted film, but it is neither satisfying nor uplifting. A tale of one tragedy after another. And don't expect a laugh out of this film. Unless you're Jewish - I think most... Read more

4 by stillbertnz

Great film. Is it the story of Job retold in suburban Minnesota in the late 1960's? Who cares. It is the first time the Coen brothers have done something truly original since Oh Brother and it is a... Read more

4.5 by Der Golem

The Coen brothers at their most esoteric and Jewish and it helps if you know something about Jewish culture. Very interesting and you need to watch this movie closely and listen carefully. The opening... Read more

4.5 by MonstrousVermin

A wonderful quirky movie, dark comedy, thought-provoking, ambiguous enough to allow multiple interpretations. Refreshing to see something different from standard movie offerings nowadays.

4 by qofd

If you like intelligent quirky comedy then you will enjoy this was a lot of fun....great soundtrack too..


I obviously have missed something in this movie that others liked about it. Thought it was utterly boring - can't fathom how this could be listed as a comedy.

4 by Psy

I don't know anything about the Coen brothers, so that aspect sailed over my head. I don't know quite how to rate this movie. Perhaps, like Schroedinger's Cat it is neither alive or dead. It is a clever... Read more

5 by peli

Stunning, a fabulous movie - the best of the Coen output yet!

1 by chris21

I expected too much from a Coen brothers film. I just don't get this one. It was boring and I just wanted to shake everyone. I couldn't even raise a smile on this one.