Vip's Review of A Serious Man
A Serious Man(2009)
If you want to be subjected to the most cynical, opinionated, inhumane viewpoint, with no redeeming value whatsoever, then this film is for you.
The main character, Larry, is a useless and incapable caricature. He's not even human because nobody, and I do mean nobody, is this stupid. Mr. Bean is a genius compared to this guy. He lets everyone step all over him: his unfaithful wife, her lover, his church, his rabbis, his children, his co-workers, his lawyers, his brother. Viewers cannot appreciate his predicament because viewers will not be able to imagine anyone in real life to take all the crap Larry takes in and not do something about it.
Basically, after this film, I'll never watch a Coen Brothers film ever again. They've revealed they don't care about their audience.