Film - A Serious Man
Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is just trying to be a serious man. His wife is leaving him for his colleague. His son is a stoner, and his daughter is full of teenage angst. All that he has left is his job as an untenured physics professor; his brother, Arthur, who hogs the bathroom draining the puss from his back; and his sexy neighbor, who he spies sunbathing in the nude while on the roof fixing his TV antennae. In an effort to get his life back on track, he goes to his local temple to seek the advice of the rabbis. But will their advice help or just befuddle him? The movie is a snippet of suburban life in the Midwest in the mid-1960s, and Gopnik’s American dream is crumbling before his eyes.