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A Serious Man [DVD] [2009] [Region 1]

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  • The Coen Brothers (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN) get back to their Minnesota roots with this film that blithely walks the line between comedy and drama. Set in 1967, A SERIOUS MAN centers on Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a university professor whose life is falling apart around him.
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  • Credits
    Sari Wagner, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jessica McManus, Aaron Wolf, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed
  • Critic Reviews
    3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Coen brothers create yet another comedy classic with their latest send up, A SERIOUS MAN. No one does comedy quite like the Coens..."
    Box Office

    "[A] pitch-perfect comedy of despair that, against some odds, turns out to be one of their most universal as well."
    Los Angeles Times

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "A SERIOUS MAN is a wonderfully odd, bleakly comic and thoroughly engrossing film. Underlying the grim humor are serious questions about faith, family, mortality and misfortune."
    USA Today

    "[T]his is mysterious, provocative and, occasionally, very funny..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "[T]here's something sweet and even a little heartening about the movie....Maybe it's that the lead character is arguably the most sympathetic Coens protagonist since Nicolas Cage in RAISING ARIZONA." -- Grade: A-
    A.V. Club

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "This seriously funny movie, artfully photographed by Richard Deakins, is spiritual in nature, barbed in tone, and, oh, yeah, it stings like hell."
    Rolling Stone

    "[V]ery much a landmark in the Coen canon....Working with affectionate mockery, the Coens take the cinder-block-synagogue banality of American Jewish life in 1967 and make it look as archly exotic as the loopy Scandinavian-American winterscape of FARGO." -- Grade: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    4 stars out of 4 -- "[The film] bears every mark of a labor of love....Rich and funny..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Certainly, the Coens' filmmaking skills are sharply attentive to the occasion. Precision is the name of the game in the writing, camera placement, editing, music choices and pitch of the performances..."
    Variety

    "A darkly funny, affectionate homage to their Jewish roots, A SERIOUS MAN feels like the Coens' most disarmingly personal film..."
    Washington Post

    Included in Entertainment Weekly's "The Best Films Of The Year" -- "Funny and savage in equal measure..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2009" -- "[D]eliciously tongue-in-cheek, and dead-on serious."
    Rolling Stone

    Ranked #9 in USA Today's "Top Ten Films Of 2009."
    USA Today

    5 stars out of 5 -- "Stuhlbarg, an American stage actor with only a few films on his CV, is brilliant as the anxious, bespectacled Larry..."
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