July 29, 2009
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The Coen Brothers have release a teaser trailer of their latest film – A Serious Man, which hits theaters on Friday, October 2. It’s described as a Midwestern Jewish family in 1967 – The Gopkins – struggle with their afflictions.
In A Serious Man, things start to unravel for Larry Gopnik. His wife, Judith, may be having an affair and wants a divorce. His brother, Arthur, lives with them because he is emotionally and financially incapable of living on his own. His children, Danny and Sarah, sneak money from his wallet to by LPs and pot, or to save up for a nose job. Add to that an anonymous hostile letter writer trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university, while a graduate student tries to bribe him by sunbathing nude. Hoping for some equilibrium in his life, Larry finally seeks advice from three very different rabbis.