Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Serious Man Preview/Synopsis

Oct. 2

Directed By Ethan and Joel Coen ( Raising Arizona, Fargo ) Starring Michael Stuhlberg, Richard Kind, Sari Wagner Lennick, Adam Arkin, Aaron Wolf, Jessica McManus, Fred Meleved. Written by the Coen's, Cinematography by Oscar nominee Roger Deakins ( A Beautiful Mind, Dead Man Walking ) Edited by the Coen's, Original music by Carter Burrell ( The General's Daughter, Before Night Falls )

The Coen brothers return for their third movie in three years, this one also a black comedy, set in a middle class Minnesota suberb in the mid 60's. The story revolves around Larry Gopnik,a Jewish professor who's sprituality and his existence is challenged and his life seems to be unraveling, when his wife is contemplating leaving for one of his collegues, adding to his misery is his brother Arthur ( Kind ) who lacks any resourses or ability to care for himself, thus living on Larry's couch. Combine this with issues with his kids and even students and Larry really begins to contemplate his life.

Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief nudity.

Oscar chances ? I have read some who have screened the film and say Richard Kind steals many scenes. Also writng and cinematography could be possibilities.

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