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OVERVIEW: Loaded with originality and dark humor, A Serious Man is the new comedy from the brilliant minds of the Coen brothers, the Academy Award®-winning filmmakers responsible for The Big Lebowski, Fargo, No Country for Old Men and Burn After Reading. Praised as "Seriously awesome!" by Michael Hogan of Vanity Fair, this film imaginatively explores questions of faith, familial responsibility, delinquent behavior and mortality in one ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Adam Arkin, Aaron Wolff and Jessica McManus.
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SYNOPSIS: Academy Award®-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen return to their comedy roots with this original and darkly humorous story about one ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) can't believe his life: His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior and mortality in the film critics rave is "seriously awesome!" (Michael Hogan, Vanity Fair)
TECHNICAL INFORMATION (BLU-RAY(TM) HI-DEF): Street Date: February 9, 2010 Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment Selection Number: 62106375 Running time: 1 Hour, 46 Minutes Layers: BD-50 Picture Format: Widescreen Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Rating: R (for language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence) Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1 TECHNICAL INFORMATION (DVD): Street Date: February 9, 2010 Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment Selection Number: 62106191 Running time: 1 Hour, 46 Minutes Layers: Dual layer Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Rating: R (for language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence) Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1 CAST AND FILMMAKERS: Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Adam Arkin, Aaron Wolff, Jessica McManus Directed By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Written By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Executive Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robert Graf Produced By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Director of Photography: Roger Deakins Production Designer: Jess Gonchor Editor: Roderick Jaynes Music By: Carter Burwell Costume Design By: Mary Zophres Casting By: Ellen Chenoweth, Rachel Tanner
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