Focus Features | Release Date: October 2, 2009
Summary: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man? (Focus Features)
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Runtime: 106 min
Rating: Rated R for language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence.
Production: Relativity Media
Genres: Drama
Countries: USA, UK, France
Languages: English, Yiddish, Hebrew
Home Release Date: Feb 9, 2010
Director Credit
Ethan Coen Director
Joel Coen Director
Writer Credit
Ethan Coen Written By
Joel Coen Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Michael Stuhlbarg Prof. Lawrence 'Larry' Gopnik
Richard Kind Uncle Arthur
Sari Lennick Judith Gopnik
Cast Credit
Aaron Wolff Danny Gopnik
Alan Mandell Rabbi Marshak
Andrew S. Lentz Cursing Boy On Bus
Ari Hoptman Arlen Finkle
Benjy Portnoe Danny's Reefer Buddy
Brent Braunschweig Mitch Brandt
David Kang Clive Park
Fred Melamed Sy Ableman
Jack Swiler Boy On Bus
Jessica McManus Sarah Gopnik
Jon Kaminski Jr. Mike Fagle
Peter Breitmayer Mr. Brandt
Producer Credit
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Ethan Coen Producer
Joel Coen Producer
Robert Graf Executive Producer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer