Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #262

Movie: A Serious Man (2008)

Plot: A jewish professor in the USA gets a shock when his wife wants a divorce. More shocks follow which take him to the 'What did I do?' retrospection, a visit to the rabbi & his quest only gets more and more philosophical!

  • This is Coens' take on philosophy and a good one at that! Usually, films on this subject are abstract, too weird; Surprisingly this one isn't even though it meanders at the border of abstractness at times.
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, as the jewish professor Larry Gopnik has come out with an ebullient performance and stays the pivot of the film.
  • The yesteryear hebrew sequence, the dentist fable, Larry's son's scenes, sarcasm on Physics etc. are enthusing & carry the coen brothers' stamp.
A humourous take on the philosophies of human nature!

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