Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Serious Man

I just watched the Coen brothers' newest film A Serious Man. It was excellent. As is the case with all of the Coens' work, there's a lot to ponder, and I'd like to watch this one again. As I watched Larry Gopnik try to make sense of the events unfolding in his life, I couldn't help but think of the trials of Job.

A man asks God: Why
is this happening to me?
The answer? Silence.


  1. this may be my favorite yet.

  2. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm the only huge Coen Brothers fan who was sorely disappointed with A Serious Man. My blog readers are taking me to task with my brief dismissal of the movie; it was nominated for Best Picture; it got 88% on the Tomatometer. I'm stumped. I'm going to give it a third watching.

  3. Anthony, I think it's the spaces between the words that make it so great--seriously. The silence, the lack of answers, the chilling existence of it all.