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A Serious Man

A Serious Man

The new film by Joel and Ethan Coen
What do you mean you found a flaw in my proof?
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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Credits
Cast
Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Aaron Wolff, Jessica McManus, Peter Breitmayer
Director
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
ScreenplayJoel Coen, Ethan Coen
MusicCarter Burwell
CinematographyRoger Deakins
EditingEthan Coen, Joel Coen
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byMike Zoss Productions, Relativity Media, Studio Canal, Working Title Films

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent, aggressive, abusive
NudityBrief nudity, non-sexual, breasts in long shot, mild impact
SexSimulated sex with suggestive sounds, references to sodomy and solicitation
ViolenceModerate, brief (some blood), physical violence and psychological violence, sustained.
PrejudiceImplied racial prejudice, that plays out in a dream, anti-Sematic, anti-Asian
BlasphemyMild profanities
Drug abuseIllegal drug abuse, no anti-drug message, promoted as a recreational drug with sex
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
What the Critics say
Cape Argus/The StarDiane de Beer quote icon 15
Die BurgerLaetitia Pople quote icon 15
Cape TimesKenneth Turan quote icon 20
Box Office (USA)Barbara Goslawski quote icon 13
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert quote icon 20
eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman20
ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs quote icon 12
RottenTomatoes.com182 critics16
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 18
What the People say
IMDB26868 Netizens quote icon 15
Average .. 82%16


Trailer



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A Serious Man

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