A Serious Man

Larry Gopnik — a Jewish College Professor in the Midwest in 1967. He begins to wonder about the value of life, when there is a lot of problems: his wife wants a divorce, the children steal money from her purse, for permanent residence came brother is a slacker, anonymous letters threatening his career, the stubborn student wants to get a high rating, and an attractive neighbor lures her naked body. To solve problems Larry turns to the rabbis.

Director:
  • Ethan Coen
  • Joel Coen

Stars:
Release Date: 2009-11-06
IMDb icon 7/10
  • Country: FR, GB, US
  • Language: English | Yiddish | Hebrew
  • Budget: $7,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $31,430,334
reviews
Marcellina Malony
06 July 2014 | 08:39

3 days ago, I watched the film "a serious man", and nifigasebe not understand. All case in that I read in the description of the film, the word "Comedy" and rejoiced, prepared without much straining to watch a relaxing Comedy with slight dramatic tinge (still there mentioned the word "drama"). I'm not expected here I have to think. I watched said — all? — there Was a strong feeling that I started somewhere in dark forest there and left. About what movie-it was — said I once again, not find the answers. Not wanted to admit to himself some sort of mentally unsound, the more so I reviewed a bunch of movies and began to think that good in understand them, at least, I understand the meaning of something can definitely do that.

At first glance, we can say that everything is obvious: the author wants to show us person, which is right, good, smart, considerate, but, as a consequence, absolutely spineless. They use on he wiped his feet, and his life is not fold, not matter what should be on the contrary, he lives properly. Conclusion: not be a pussy, take my life with an iron grip and don't be like the hero of the picture. Not too, — thought I — such films in the history of cinema too much. Yeah and what if there's this prologue with a Ghost? To what the ubiquitous references to the great hit, Somebody to love the band Jefferson Airplane? To what these words at the beginning: "All that happens you — take innocently"? All is not fit in the above version.

Nothing to do, had to break through the pride and go to the search for truth. In as an inexhaustible source of truth I first chose the infinitely wise comments left under the film the VK shkolnicami, Tescani and other lovers whose prestige doubt. Not being able to draw the necessary knowledge from the comments like "movie shit", "this is something very Jewish" and"scalate to nepanet, this film smart!!11" I desperate looked read a couple of reviews on IMDb. There are clever words was possible and more, but still all neither does a fact (maybe I'm too early and freaked out, I read a little more feedback, stumbled would be useful for me). I design this, but 3 days until I did it! Yes, as the giraffe, and what to do. All became place: song, opening words, the parable is about a "Dybbuk".

So, the Coen brothers telling us about what, how life is not live, whether good or bad, all still faithful ways to live your life there. Because we see the topic on Schrodinger's cat in lectures the beginning of the film. We themselves as Schrodinger's cats, as we live life it is true that do wrong (dead, we cats in box or live), and only when we die (box of the cat finally opens) we know if God in heaven, for which we tried so hard to live righteously. If remove this concept of God after our death, succeeding generations will be able to appreciate the fruits of our life. For example, you're was a good man and split the atom, and after your death thanks to your work other people will do the bomb and kill many people. Here you will be the "dead cat". "When the truth is found to be lies" — the Rabbi quotes the words of the famous song. In peace is too inconsistent to know you live or not, because "all that happens you — take innocently". And under this whole thread the Coen brothers relish spend thick line coffin plates, as if to imply that we get (muahah) to grave you there is not have lived their lives. The wife's lover is killed in the accident, the main character, the doctor clearly finds something really very unkind, and his son, a minor asshole, punish tornado.

Well, something like that. A little frazzled wrote, the really interesting stuff came out slightly crumpled. But it's extra opportunity for the reader to work their brains. In General, each may perceive this film, as say, "to the extent of their promiscuity". Like, in which is not all floats thickly on the surface. Thank you very much for that those read this to the end, if such exist;)

The film is gorgeous.

Of 9 10

Astrid Valerye
15 May 2010 | 09:35

In fact, to admit that "a serious man"is the best Coen brothers movie, it is very difficult, but it is. What would not was"... Lebowski" and"Fargo",this film sums up everything that they were doing before-it's like the last Symphony of Beethoven is like "the godfather 2",it is probably even as the last films of Fellini. It is very thin, caustic satire on all that surrounds us, the priests gave it the feeling of hopelessness that permeated everything from stories of the rabbis and to the Larry. But apart from all artistic techniques, and focus on plot to the fore here come 3 things

1."Cat" Edwin Schrodinger.

Mr. Schrodinger, the famous physicist evreiski, the Principle of which Larry wrote on Board one of scenes. He says that cat box can live as you like, but when the box is closed, only the the CAT knows is alive it or dead. In the same situation Larry is around and their problems he has built a "box",and her it's alive it or dead... This principle is the Coen pose for to show the hopelessness of life Gopnik, Because he is alienated, and understand, alive it or dead, not maybe he even itself.

2. "Three of the Rabbi".

Three Rabbi, each older and wiser than the previous one-it is a kind of three of the philosopher, which do not give Larry, they just saying. Of the first monologue(angle of view) concludes that the perspective is important, But on the same thing under the way to Larry probley not look, the point is not will change. The second Rabbi(the story of the teeth help) is demagoguery and supposedly said that not always the problem makes sense, sometimes problems exist for problems and on some issues it is better to forget. They are meaningless. But he is wrong. Because absolutely everything contains meaning. Just for it your, and to say it no-nonsense. Finally, the third Rabbi, Marshak(quoted by "Jefferson Airplane"),almost nothing is saying it already predicts the end of the story, and a few words says that you just need to live.

3. "A serious man"

In fact, the film's genre is tragicomedy. The theme of ghosts are affected twice: in a small introduction, a kind of prologue to the film is closer to the end, when the Ghost of Lou appeared to Larry said he is a serious person. But who was really Lou? Maybe it was really a reflection of Larry? So anyway, Ethan and Joel Coen after this picture as always, leave too many questions. Thin, neat camera work, why is happening like a play; daring, provocative, insanely accurate and thoughtful script that just hits the spot for its "ideality"; a theme that touched, makes and really "think",well, of course, Grand finale, after which don't need to turn off the movie, and need to look it again, forced to admit that this is the best Comedy of recent years, this rush of creativity, and it is already a modern classic!

10 of 10

Livia Mirilla
24 February 2010 | 05:20

A movie about which to write is very difficult, because a half hour on the screen is about than you can talk for hours, but better still, to be silent.

With each new film, "heartless" brothers disappointed in humanity more think, how is useless mankind's better to kill. Score if a cannon for cattle, or to shoot in closet — not matter. More importantly — on this earth other arguments not so convincing. At this humanism I sometimes it is unclear who on all gives money? Moreover, it is almost certain that with each film the number of people willing to invest smaller and smaller: first, sorry for the people, secondly, as not profitable to the world in smart movie to invest (if, of course, not about the blue people). So the brothers began to finally count on the family budget, putting with each viewed the film on the shekel and shooting a movie themselves first. At this time Cohen stepped on the godless West and from heavy menorahs shot it would seem most sacred. Right, the Jews! I want to wait already out in wide release to get behind the criticism, which is what to write. It is clear that brothers Pat on the head for anti-Americanism with their continued desire to resolve any inter-ethnic conflict and use the favorite double standards (today we run together with lawn, slope, and my son is going to shoot you in the head). But it will be especially interesting to hear about the painful Jewish question, around which here is the outline of the life of Larry Gopnik. I.e. the Jew Larry Gopnik.

It is important to understand that disappointed even in the Jews, the Kohanim do not step to the side, and as time continue to move forward. Yes, God's chosen people, too, rots and shallow. But unlike same Americans are the problem here not brad pitt stupidity, not allowing you to see the obvious and selling — grief mind as a consequence the construction is not obvious where such no. Trying to find the answers to completely speculative things that the characters do not see the most simple: what so a And not In S. if the Gentiles bury the lack of brains, it is not the goyim — availability. On actually it would be interesting expect the Cohens continue variations on the theme of "What will kill a Muslim?", because they continue to notice. Although to expect from the Jews, and the more two (one of which the minute philosopher), confessions about Muslims — the lesson is the same as useless as the to convince the Negro in that he's Vietnamese.

In General, the Cohens gave another trap for the brain. Got this feeder for the anti-Semites out of which will be so hard that the better it is not to fall. Not even know what to expect from their next film (they have a movie 2012 registered, and then suspiciously there anything). According to the idea, then only God, whose "a Serious man" too, like starting forget to be buried, and He then times — and calls Larry, well, I see everything!

faq
How much has A Serious Man made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $31,430,334.
How much did it cost to make A Serious Man?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $7,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie A Serious Man?
This tv-show was directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.
What is the genre of A Serious Man?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Comedy, Drama.
Who starred in A Serious Man?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Aaron Wolff.
What is A Serious Man IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.
When was A Serious Man released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2009-11-06.