A Serious Man

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: October 16, 2009 (limited)
DVD: February 9, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 2.65
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Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Adam Arkin, Sari Lennick, Richard Kind, Aaron Wolff, Jessica McManus


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.

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Screenplay: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Official Site: filminfocus.com/aseriousman

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  • 1 star "Awful!!"
  • 1 star "wow, this may be the worst movie ever to be nominated for an oscar. In fact, it may be the worst movie ever made."
  • 1 star "what a horrible movie - how did this movie get nominated??? Bored me to tears!!"