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A Serious Man
 
 
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, USA 2009
101 mins. English dialogue
 
Summary:
 
Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life.  His wife is leaving him for his best friend.  His unemployed brother won't move off the couch.  Someone is threatening his career.  His kids are a mystery and his neighbour is tormenting him by sunbathing nude.  Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family and mortality.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"A sincerely sympathetic portrait of an American family man in crisis - even as it insults its characters and derides their culture."  (Michael Atkinson - Sight and Sound)

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