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A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, 2009)

Old 08-21-08, 12:25 PM
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A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, 2009)

I couldn't find an existing thread for this film, but the way things are around here lately who knows.

Brief synopsis from the film's IMDB page:
A black comedy set in 1967 and centered on on Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother (Richard Kind) won't move out of the house.
A blurb from ioncinema:
A Serious Man will focus on Larry Gopnik, a Jewish college professor in the Midwest in 1967. Larry starts to question the value of life when he discovers his wife wants a divorce (and may be having a romantic affair with one of their neighbors). He also has trouble with his children stealing money out of his wallet (his son is buying marijuana, while his daughter is saving for plastic surgery) and his deadbeat brother, who has moved in because he neither has the cash nor the maturity to live on his own. Add to that the hostile anonymous notes he keeps receiving which threaten his tenure at school, the grad student who will get a passing grade from Larry by any means necessary (who may or may not be the person leaving the threatening letters) and the attractive neighbor who bedevils Larry with nude sunbathing, and there is little wonder why Larry seeks to solve his existential issues from men of God whom he hopes will help him to become an austere and devoted man.
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Coens = Don't care what its about or who's in it. I'm going to see it anyways.


Sounds good though.
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Old 08-21-08, 04:09 PM
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Coen Brothers = I'm in.
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Old 08-21-08, 07:27 PM
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Good for Richard Kind. I've always liked him. Though who knows if this will be an indie Coen movie that no one sees or a No Country for Old Men.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
Though who knows if this will be an indie Coen movie that no one sees or a No Country for Old Men.
I'm thinking the former. The cast is supposedly comprised of minor, relatively unknown actors - Richard Kind may be the biggest name in the film, which doesn't bode well for box office success. Then again, the Coens are now a hot, bankable commodity, so it could end up being a bit of a sleeper film.
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These dudes keep cranking them out. I'm in. Can't wait for Burn Without Reading.
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These dudes keep cranking them out.
Expect Hail Caesar in 2009 as well. From a 2005 issue of Men's Vogue:
Next up for Clooney is another film with the Coens, Hail Caesar, about a bunch of actors in the 1920s putting on a play about ancient Rome, with Clooney running around in a toga and a pencil mustache, thus completing what he calls his "idiot trilogy" with the filmmakers.
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These dudes keep cranking them out. I'm in. Can't wait for Burn Without Reading.
Burn After Reading.
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Can't wait for Burn Without Reading.
Type Without Reading.
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From Variety:
Adam Arkin has joined "A Serious Man," the film that Joel and Ethan Coen are shooting in Minnesota for Focus Features and Working Title Films.

Arkin, who's a series regular on NBC's "Life," joins Michael Stuhlbarg and Richard Kind, who play brothers in the black comedy, which takes place in 1967.
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Old 11-17-08, 05:27 PM
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Shooting has completed.
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These dudes keep cranking them out. I'm in. Can't wait for Burn Without Reading.
I was pretty disappointed in their last one but I can't wait for The Serious Man.
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Ah how I love the Coen Brothers. I have no doubt this will be fantastic. I'm very excited to see Richard Kind in the movie; from the brief description, I imagine he will be perfect for the role. He's a very funny guy and very underrated as a comedic actor.
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Coen Brothers = I'm in.
Yep.
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About a month ago, I was at the Canterbury Park Poker room here in Minnesota. I passed a Texas Hold 'em 2/4 table, and was sure that one of the players was Richard Kind. I shook it off, thinking that was absurd. Now it all makes sense why he'd be in Minnesota.
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Old 04-04-09, 12:32 AM
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Re: A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, 2009)

According to IMDB, this will get a limited release in the U.S. on October 2nd.
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Re: A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, 2009)

HD Trailer
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great trailer!
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Re: A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, 2009)

Very good trailer! Can not WAIT!
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Re: A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, 2009)

I don't think I've ever seen a trailer where every single one of the director's films was listed.
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Re: A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, 2009)

Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
I don't think I've ever seen a trailer where every single one of the director's films was listed.
You still haven't.
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You still haven't.
Yeah, it's only a half-dozen, but that's still more than the norm.
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Re: A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, 2009)



TOO JEWISH...
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Re: A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, 2009)

i may not fall in love with everything the Coen Bros. put out, but they are breath-takingly unique and this looks to be no exception. i'm in!
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