Written on: 04/04/2012 by baronschaefer (2 reviews written)
I quite enjoyed watching “The Serious Man” since I am a Coen Brothers fan. Also, I could relate to the film because I am a member of the Jewish community. It is no surprise that the film has received mixed reviews. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2010 by helruna (36 reviews written)
If you love the Coen Brother's previous works, this one, unless you're a member of the Jewish community, or very intimately acquainted, it is very hard to understand, interact and enjoy. Normally, the directors have a keen eye, an immensely dark sense of humour normally coupled with a twisted script. This movie isn't far off. The reliance on various Jewish religious terms makes parts of the movie impenetrable for the viewer.
If this movie didn't rely on having an in-depth knowledge of the... (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2009 by Frosteee (69 reviews written)
I went to see A Serious Man after hearing and reading some great reviews by various film critics. I'm a Coen Brothers fan and I enjoy offbeat, slightly arthouse movies so A Serious Man seemed perfect for me.
The movie is set in 1970s suburban America and centres on the life of the 'Serious Man', a Jewish family man who always tries to do the right thing by his family, his religion and his job as a College Professor. However despite his best intentions and determination to 'do the right... (read more)