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A Serious Man (2009) A Serious Man (2009) A Serious Man (2009)

2010/11 Season


USA/UK/France 2009 (15)
103 minutes

Directed by Joel Cohen & Ethan Cohen

Ipswich Film Theatre - 4 April 2011 - 7.30pm

Set in the American suburban Midwest of the 1960s, this is a sympathetic portrait of Larry, a family man in crisis, whose life starts to unravel when his wife leaves him. The characters and their Jewish culture fall prey to the mocking humour characteristic of a Cohen movie.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS: One long shaggy dog story. Distracting microphone in at least three scenes. Beautifully performed by a very talented cast; Amusing and provoking in equal measures. Great music. Very enjoyable; Is there a sequel? What happened to Arthur? Quirky, odd-ball, great cinena; Very poor projection. I felt no sympathy for any of the characters. They all got what they deserved - hell; It managed to retain my attention but only because it was so awful. Totally alien, some mild amusement but very heavy weather. However, of its type, well made.

A Serious Man (2009) A Serious Man (2009) A Serious Man (2009)

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