A Serious Man

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  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 2009
  • Running time: 106 min
Academy Award®-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen return to their comedy roots with this original and darkly humorous story about one ordinary man’s quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) can’t believe his... read more
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Academy Award®-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen return to their comedy roots with this original and darkly humorous story about one ordinary man’s quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) can’t believe his life: His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won’t move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior and mortality in the film critics rave is “seriously awesome!” (Michael Hogan, Vanity Fair)

Original Release

10/02/2009

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Cast

Richard Kind Uncle Arthur
Michael Stuhlbarg Larry Gopnik
Sari Lennick Judith Gopnik
Fred Melamed Sy Ableman
Aaron Wolff Danny Gopnik
Jessica McManus Sarah Gopnik
Adam Arkin Divorce Lawyer
George Wyner Rabbi Nachtner
Peter Breitmayer Mr. Brandt
Brent Braunschweig Mitch Brandt
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Writers

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Cast

Richard Kind Uncle Arthur
Michael Stuhlbarg Larry Gopnik
Sari Lennick Judith Gopnik
Fred Melamed Sy Ableman
Aaron Wolff Danny Gopnik
Jessica McManus Sarah Gopnik
Adam Arkin Divorce Lawyer
George Wyner Rabbi Nachtner
Peter Breitmayer Mr. Brandt
Brent Braunschweig Mitch Brandt
David Kang Clive Park
Benjamin Portnoe Danny's Reefer Buddy
Jon Kaminski Jr. Mike Fagle
Ari Hoptman Arlen Finkle
Alan Mandell Rabbi Marshak
Amy Landecker Mrs. Samsky
Simon Helberg Rabbi Scott
Katherine Borowitz Friend at the Picnic
Steve Park Clive's Father (as Stephen Park)
Landyn Banx Physics Student

Producers

Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Robert Graf Executive Producer
Ethan Coen Producer
Joel Coen Producer

Editors

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

2010 Oscar Best Motion Picture of the Year Nominated
2010 Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated
2010 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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