A Serious Man Movie

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Who's Involved:

Robert Graf, Andrew Lentz, Benji Portnoe, Tim Bevan, Michael Stuhlbarg, Fred Melamed, Aaron Wolff, Brent Braunschweig, Eric Fellner, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard Kind, Peter Breitmayer, David Kang, Sari Lennick, Jessica McManus, Jack Swiler, Ari Hoptman

Release Date:

Friday, October 2, 2009 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 45 m

Plot: What's the story about?

The new film from Academy Award-winning writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen. The film is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and “F-Troop” is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolf) is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man?

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Cast: Who stars in it?

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Crew: Who's making A Serious Man

A look at the A Serious Man behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Joel Coen last directed The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Hail, Caesar!. The film's writer Joel Coen last wrote The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Suburbicon.


Ethan Coen
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Production: What we know about A Serious Man

Key Facts

  1. The movie will shoot this summer after the brothers complete work on "Burn After Reading", starring George Clooney, Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt (05/25/07).

Filming Timeline

On or about August 10, 2009, the film was in Completed status.

A Serious Man Release Date: When was it released?

A Serious Man was released in 2009 on Friday, October 2, 2009 (in 6 theaters . There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including The Invention of Lying, Zombieland and Toy Story in 3-D.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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