Coming Attraction: A Serious Man

A Serious Man

Click here to watch the trailer for A Serious Man

It is not surprising that the Coen Bros., who are lauded for their originality, have one of the most original trailers released all year. You should see it for yourself, it’s quite alternative and unlike any trailer I’ve seen lately.

A Serious Man, set in 1967, involves professor Larry Gopnik and his struggles with family, marriage, work, and religion. The premise sounds scattered but the Coens have never been known for focused storytelling. Personally, I would rather see a crime-thriller from the Coens (Fargo, anyone?), but they have made more than there fair share of high quality comedies including The Big Lebowski, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, and Burn After Reading. Even their mediocre comedies are somewhat watchable (Raising Arizona, Intolerable Cruelty).

With such an original trailer, and with the Coens writing and directing, A Serious Man looks to be an interesting movie experience. I’ll give it a “three” on the Potential Meter.

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3 Responses to “Coming Attraction: A Serious Man”

  1. sofreelygiven Says:

    Simply cannot wait for this one.

  2. Aunt Suzy Says:

    have you seen this? I have not, but want to.

    • J. Marshall Teegarden Says:

      No, I haven’t seen it. I really want to see it, but will probably wait to rent it. I’m guessing it will be as good on our tv as it is on a theater screen.

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