Aug 1, 2009

A Serious Man

A Serious Man doesn't feature a lot of A-list actors, but The Coen Brothers are plenty famous themselves for such films as The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, No Country For Old Men, and Burn After Reading. The film appears to follow a man named Larry who's suffering from an identity crisis, a spiraling depression, and a repetitive yet chaotic lifestyle. Larry makes several cries for help but nobody seems to care.

It sounds utterly depressing, but to me, it seems pretty humorous. It's very clearly a dark comedy, as strung together by the opening and closing head-slamming. I'm not sure yet if I'll see this in theaters, but if I decide not to, it'll quite likely make its way to the top of my Netflix queue as soon as it makes it's DVD debut. There's something inexplicable about this trailer, maybe I see some hidden, subliminal illusion to my favorite Coen Brothers flick, The Big Lebowski, but I see huge potential.

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