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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.

TitleA Serious Man
GenresComedy, Drama,
IMDB Rating
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Writers, ,
Director(s)Ethan Coen, Joel Coen,
ActorsMichael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick,
Released06 Nov 2009
Runtime106 min
LanguageEnglish, Yiddish, Hebrew
CountryUSA, UK, France
AwardsNominated 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

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  1. Jackson

    Thanks for the upload! I loved the different layers present in the story