Some rabbinical wisdom from the new Coen brothers' project

By Jessica Elgot, August 4, 2009

A Serious Man, the latest release from Joel and Ethan Coen (Burn After Reading, No Country for Old Men) has a distinctly hamishe flavour.

The story stars Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, whose wife Judith (Sari Lennick) is leaving him for one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed).

Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolf) is a shirker at chedar, and his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is saving up for a nose job.

So what's a man to do? Ask a rabbi...

The movie is released on October 2 this year.

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Last updated: 11:48am, August 18 2009