A Serious Man
The new film by Joel and Ethan Coen
What do you mean you found a flaw in my proof?
The Coen Brother's latest film has met with mixed response, from so-so to awesome. A modern parable in the mold of Job in the Bible, we follow a Jewish academic as his life falls apart around him. As the disasters pile up, he struggles to understand how and why they are happening, seeking answers everywhere without success. A dark comedy of the highest order.
103 minutes , No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence, Prejudice, Drug abuse) Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit
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Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Aaron Wolff, Jessica McManus, Peter Breitmayer
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Screenplay Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Music Carter Burwell Cinematography Roger Deakins Editing Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2009
Produced by Mike Zoss Productions, Relativity Media, Studio Canal, Working Title Films
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Strong, fairly frequent, aggressive, abusive
Nudity Brief nudity, non-sexual, breasts in long shot, mild impact
Sex Simulated sex with suggestive sounds, references to sodomy and solicitation
Violence Moderate, brief (some blood), physical violence and psychological violence, sustained.
Prejudice Implied racial prejudice, that plays out in a dream, anti-Sematic, anti-Asian
Blasphemy Mild profanities
Drug abuse Illegal drug abuse, no anti-drug message, promoted as a recreational drug with sex
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Diane de Beer 15
Die Burger Laetitia Pople 15
Cape Times Kenneth Turan 20 International Media
Box Office (USA) Barbara Goslawski 13
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 20
eye Weekly (Canada) Adam Nayman 20
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 12
RottenTomatoes.com 182 critics 16
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 18
Internet (IMDB) 26868 Netizens 15
Average .. 82% 16
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