Serious Man

Stuhlbarg, Michael

SKU: 025195054393

UPC 025195054393
Release Date 2010-02-09
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 106
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis The Coen Brothers (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN) get back to their Minnesota roots with this film that blithely walks the line between comedy and drama. Set in 1967, A SERIOUS MAN centers on Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a university professor whose life is falling apart around him.3.5 stars out of 5 -- [T]he Coen brothers create yet another comedy classic with their latest send up, A SERIOUS MAN. No one does comedy quite like the Coens...[A] pitch-perfect comedy of despair that, against some odds, turns out to be one of their most universal as well.3.5 stars out of 4 -- A SERIOUS MAN is a wonderfully odd, bleakly comic and thoroughly engrossing film. Underlying the grim humor are serious questions about faith, family, mortality and misfortune.[T]his is mysterious, provocative and, occasionally, very funny...[T]here's something sweet and even a little heartening about the movie....Maybe it's that the lead character is arguably the most sympathetic Coens protagonist since Nicolas Cage in RAISING ARIZONA. -- Grade: A-3.5 stars out of 4 -- This seriously funny movie, artfully photographed by Richard Deakins, is spiritual in nature, barbed in tone, and, oh, yeah, it stings like hell.[V]ery much a landmark in the Coen canon....Working with affectionate mockery, the Coens take the cinder-block-synagogue banality of American Jewish life in 1967 and make it look as archly exotic as the loopy Scandinavian-American winterscape of FARGO. -- Grade: A-4 stars out of 4 -- [The film] bears every mark of a labor of love....Rich and funny...Certainly, the Coens' filmmaking skills are sharply attentive to the occasion. Precision is the name of the game in the writing, camera placement, editing, music choices and pitch of the performances...A darkly funny, affectionate homage to their Jewish roots, A SERIOUS MAN feels like the Coens' most disarmingly personal film...Included in Entertainment Weekly's The Best Films Of The Year -- Funny and savage in equal measure...Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's The 10 Best Movies Of 2009 -- [D]eliciously tongue-in-cheek, and dead-on serious.Ranked #9 in USA Today's Top Ten Films Of 2009.5 stars out of 5 -- Stuhlbarg, an American stage actor with only a few films on his CV, is brilliant as the anxious, bespectacled Larry...
Cast Robert Graf (Executive Producer)
Jess Gonchor (Production Designer)
Joel Coen (Screenwriter)
Sari Wagner (Star)
Ethan Coen (Producer)
Michael Stuhlbarg (Star)
Jessica McManus (Star)
Eric Fellner (Executive Producer)
Joel Coen (Producer)
Aaron Wolf (Star)
Richard Kind (Star)
Roger Deakins (Director of Photography)
Mary Zophres (Costume Designer)
Tim Bevan (Executive Producer)
Joel Coen (Director)
Ethan Coen (Director)
Fred Melamed (Star)
Ethan Coen (Screenwriter)
Carter Burwell (Composer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Becoming Serious - Explore the Creative Vision Behind A Serious Man and See Why it's the Coen Brothers' Most Personal Film Creating 1967 - Take a Tour of the Minneapolis Neighborhoods and Set Pieces used in the film Hebrew and Yiddish For Goys - Unravel the Mysteries of the Hebrew and Yiddish Languages Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish DTS - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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