A Serious Man (2009)

The Coen brothers present another masterpiece - this time on the subject of God and mystery.

Professor Larry Gopnik is living the American dream in the midwest when things start to crumble. His wife wants a divorce. A student is threatening him with a defamation lawsuit. His brother is getting into trouble. His kids are always fighting and demanding either money or immediate results. His doctor wants to talk about the results of some tests. And his neighbour is pushing the property line into Larry's land. Through all of this, Larry wants to do the right thing and be a good person with the help of several rabbis.

The entire premise is based on how so much of what happens to us can not be explained, but our response to these situations is truly how the remarkable and miraculous can express itself.

I love this film! The bar mitzvah scene is one of the most poetic and beautiful and hilarious scenes I have ever seen.

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