Thursday, June 03, 2010

A Serious Man


Many frustrating and terrible things happen to Larry Gopnick in this deeply spiritual movie situated in a very particular place and time - 1967, Midwestern, suburban, Jewish America, and while the ending is more Biblical than Hollywood, it doesn't make the movie any less satisfying for the *serious* viewer. The production design is a wonder; the storytelling is Coen Bros. at their finest; I honestly don't have a complaint about this movie; not one.

++++1/2

(I may go up to five later: I just don't want to be rash. I'm trying to be a serious man here, you know? And sometimes my reputation as a hyperbolist gets in the way.)