Daily Dose Pick: A Serious Man


The latest entry from the Coen brothers is a little Lebowski, a bit of Barton Fink, and a lot of No Country.

Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is a hapless Midwestern physics prof, trying to find reason, rhyme, and wisdom in the unraveling of his life, his religion no longer holding the comfort it once did. The Coens mine typical Jewish tropes of searching for (and complaining about) both answers and problems, to great effect. The blackest of comedies, A Serious Man also ultimately succeeds as a quiet message of faith.

Become a fan on Facebook, watch an interview with Stuhlbarg, scan a glossary of Yiddish terms used in the film, find showtimes near you, and play “Guess the Movie: Coen Brothers Edition.”

A Serious Man film clip

A Serious Man film clip

A Serious Man cast interview