A Serious Man

20/11/2009  |  105 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Black comedy from the Coen brothers. Set in 1967, the film stars Michael Stuhlbarg as Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics professor whose settled and secure life begins to spiral after his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) reveals she is leaving him for his arrogant associate Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed). Larry struggles to cope with the failure of his marriage and the unlikelihood of his unemployed brother Arthur (Richard Kind) getting a job and moving out of his house. At the same time, his son Danny (Aaron Wolff) is in trouble at school while his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is stealing money from his wallet. As Judith and Sy begin to set up home together, poor Larry begins to receive anonymous letters from someone looking to ruin his chances of tenure at the university, while a failing student is trying to both bribe Larry and sue him for slander. In need of help, Larry seeks out the advice of three rabbis...

Contains strong language and soft drug use
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