#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Bloomington, Minnesota, 1967: Jewish physics lecturer Larry Gopnik is a serious and a very put-upon man. His daughter is stealing from him to save up for a nose job, his pot-head son, who gets stoned at his own bar-mitzvah, only wants him round to fix the TV aerial and his useless brother Arthur is an unwelcome house guest. But both Arthur and Larry get turfed out into a motel when Larry’s wife Judy, who wants a divorce, moves her lover, Sy, into the house and even after Sy’s death in a car crash they are still there. With lawyers’ bills mounting for his divorce, Arthur’s criminal court appearances and a land feud with a neighbour Larry is tempted to take the bribe offered by a student to give him an illegal exam pass mark. And the rabbis he visits for advice only dole out platitudes. Still God moves in mysterious – and not always pleasant – ways, as Larry and his family will find out.
Plot: It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances Sy Ableman.
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Moving, funny, complex, surprising, and often (often) brilliant
A Serious Man (2009)
Such a vivid recreation of late 1960s suburban America is a remarkable enough basis for a movie, making the real meat of the thing almost transcendent. A joy! I recognized everything here from my own childhood–everything except everything Jewish.
And that’s the point, taken well. And made well, brilliant from start to finish. Very Coen Brothers–moving, sometimes disturbing, and sometimes very hilarious.
For insiders–American Jews–the references and send-ups will be moving and funny and familiar. For outsiders–goys–A Serious Man is an indoctrination, a can opener to an ethnic world with deep roots (Eastern European in this case), great integrity, and many internal (modern) conflicts.
The surrealism sprinkled throughout is just smart movie-making, keeping it from becoming a deep, ironic, and serious movie. It’s a comedy with deeply serious undertones, not the other way around. Some of the acting is amazing, Michael Stuhlbarg playing the line between tragedy and farce in every scene, and the filming is expert without ever drawing attention to itself. The ending will leave many people talking and it isn’t appropriate to do that here, except to say that in some ways it leaves you thinking so hard you may read more into the events than is really there.
Or not. Certainly the first scene, if it is some metaphor for all the follows, is both trenchant and disturbing, more Babel than Singer, but perhaps (perhaps) frightening in its misogyny. In fact, the whole movie has men who are wise, who laugh at their fate, who do good things, and women who, one way or another, stick the knife in you.
And who (or what) is the dybbuk here? Is this about the survival of some kind of Judaic history in contemporary America? Or is it larger, about the meaning of Judaism period, on a worldly level? Or larger still, is it simply a movie, like Do the Right Thing or My Big Fat Greek Wedding or any of thousands of others, about life, and love, and the struggling of one person against the woes of the world as he or she faces them, in their own context?
Or is it a comedy, a really funny comedy, making fun, having fun, and rising above the tawdry enough to remind everyone, Jewish or not, of the need we all have for community and connection and continuity.
A serious annoyance
I guess the Coen brothers have gone back to making movies I don’t like or understand. I’ve never been into their movies with the exception of the last two – No Country for Old Men and Burn After Reading, which I found brilliant. With this one, I came out of it with the thought “Wtf was this crap about?”.
Maybe it’s the Coen brothers or maybe it’s the Jewish humor, but this movie reminded me of a sad sack dramatic version of Seinfeld, which I never got and also irritated me. The movie opened with a totally incongruent scene that would’ve been an interesting horror movie, and then went on to become the misadventures of one of the wimpiest guys ever seen on screen, and ended without a conclusion, or a point, for that matter. I hate such movies.
The only redeeming factor I can think of is that the lead, Michael Stuhlbarg, was actually pretty good despite his role of one of the most annoying floor mats I’ve ever come across.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Actors Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick
Country UK, France, USA
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 78 nominations.
Production Company Working Title Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (opening scene), 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (dailies) (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,886 m (Sweden), 2,891 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema