A Serious Man

A Serious Man2009

Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: R
Runtime: 106 minutes

A Serious Man is a 2009 black comedy-drama film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Set in 1967, the film stars Michael Stuhlbarg as a Minnesota Jewish man whose life crumbles both professionally and personally, leading hi… more »

Larry Gopnik:
She seems to be asking an awful lot. But then, I don't know. Somebody has to pay for Sy's funeral.

Rabbi Nachtner:
Uh-huh.

Larry Gopnik:
His own estate is in probate, but why does it have to be me? Or is it wrong to complain? Judy says it is. But I'm so strapped for cash right now, carrying the mortgage, and paying for the Jolly Roger, and I wrecked the car, and Danny's Bar Mitzvah coming up, I...

Rabbi Nachtner:
Something like this... there's never a good time.

Larry Gopnik:
I don't know where it all leaves me, Sy's death. Obviously it's not gonna go back like it was.

Rabbi Nachtner:
Mm. Would you even want that, Larry?

Larry Gopnik:
No, I- well, yeah... sometimes... or... I don't know; I guess the honest answer is "I don't know". What was my life before? Not what I thought it was. What does it all mean? What is Hashem trying to tell me, making me pay for Sy Ableman's funeral?

Rabbi Nachtner:
Mm.

Larry Gopnik:
And did I tell you I had a car accident the same time Sy had his? The same instant, for all I know. I mean, is Hashem telling me that Sy Ableman is me? Or that we are all one, or something?

Rabbi Nachtner:
How does God speak to us? A good question.

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