This fucking film, I swear to god
The latest entry into the Coen Brothers' catalog is a dark comedy dressed up as a drama. I'm at a bit of a loss to describe the film. It is rather slow-moving but I've never minded such movies as long as the script is good. I guess I'd say that the film is a series of character studies. It is kind of like being dropped into the middle of small-town America and being a fly on the wall for a while. If you like... well... serious movies, you might want to give this a shot. follow me at https://IHateBadMovies.com
I'm not Jewish enough to find this movie compelling. The performances were on point for sure, but the rest, like I said, I'm just not Jewish enough.
"A Serious Man" by the Coen Bros. The story revolves around a Jewish man looking for guidance while everything around him starts slipping through his fingers. He's basically a bitch and just doesn't know how to deal with things.
The movie has a lot of a awkward and dark humor and it really just does whatever the hell it wants to in terms of story and our expectations. The main character spends the entire movie trying to find meaning to what's happening to him and his family, and I left the movie with the understanding that it's your own meaning that you get that is important. The truth is that you can get lost looking for meaning. The point is, that there is no point. Nothing matters and everything matters.
The acting was great and the Coens have shown in this movie that not only can they provide meaningful choices in the plot through writing and dialogue but they can also do it symbolically and provide visual manifestation of "things to come". The ending shot provides us with the example of them and creates an understanding of who the characters are and does provide a character arc overall.
Everything was well-made. Definitely check it out.
Desde el comienzo es notable que es un guión increíble, y fue así siempre, pero el final dejo una interrogante que pone en duda toda la película.
Excellent film with a heart-warming, bitter-sweet story in the quirky fashion of the Coen brothers. Stuhlbarg's performance is superb and the cinematography visually stunning. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone.