Art All Around: A Serious Man

"A Serious Man" is a seriously odd (but strangely intriguing) story of a man named Larry Gopnick.  It's classified as a "dark comedy."  I think I laughed out loud 3 times.  I cried one time.  I cringed one time.  The film touches quite a lot on religious themes - questions like: "Where is God in all this chaos?"  and "Why is God letting this happen?"  and "Does God even care?"  

The directors and writers are the Coen brothers.  

So how do I feel about this film?  What is my opinion of it?  It's hard to say.  I'm not sure. I still find myself thinking about it.  It's intriguing and disturbing and thought-provoking and troubling.  If that's the kind of movie you enjoy, then I invite you to certainly add it to your Netflix Queue (I just realized it's spelled Queue instead of Que).  

My final rating: 6.5 stars out of 10 


  1. We watched this a couple of weeks ago and I had to read about it online after it was done to get ideas of what it could have possibly meant. We loved it, but were left confused. The next on our shelf is The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnasis (not so sure on the spelling!).

  2. That's on my Queue, too, Tara! We have such similar movie taste! We should've been movie buddies back at LSTC! :)

    Hope you're having a good week.