Tuesday, 8 June 2010

A Serious Man

a film by Joel & Ethan Coen

As the end credits rolled, I read the line “No Jews were harmed in the making of this motion picture”. Which is a jolly good news because you’d think some were. Nothing good happens to Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg). I was hoping for some development with his sunbathing-in-the-buff neighbour, Mrs. Samsky (Amy Landecker) but no such luck. And what’s with the hideous frames? I thought these were banned long before Airplane recorded Somebody to Love. The best part is The Goy’s Teeth story — it could be a great short film on its own.

‘What happened to the goy?’
‘The goy? Who cares?’
The rest of the movie seems to be rather pointless, and not particularly funny.

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