A Serious Man Script Summary
Bloomington, Minnesota, 1967: Jewish physics lecturer Larry Gopnik is a serious and a very put-upon man. His daughter is stealing from him to save up for a nose job, his pot-head son, who gets stoned at his own bar-mitzvah, only wants him round to fix the TV aerial and his useless brother Arthur is an unwelcome house guest. But both Arthur and Larry get turfed out into a motel when Larry’s wife Judy, who wants a divorce, moves her lover, Sy, into the house and even after Sy’s death in a car crash they are still there. With lawyers’ bills mounting for his divorce, Arthur’s criminal court appearances and a land feud with a neighbour Larry is tempted to take the bribe offered by a student to give him an illegal exam pass mark. And the rabbis he visits for advice only dole out platitudes. Still God moves in mysterious – and not always pleasant – ways, as Larry and his family will find out.
|Title||A Serious Man|
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|Writers||Joel Coen, Ethan Coen,|
|Director(s)||Ethan Coen, Joel Coen,|
|Actors||Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick,|
|Released||06 Nov 2009|
|Language||English, Yiddish, Hebrew|
|Country||USA, UK, France|
|Awards||Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 70 nominations.|
|Domestic Box Office||$9,228,768|
|Foreign Box Office||$22,201,566|
|Total Box Office||$31,430,334|