"A Serious Man", directed by Coen Brothers

Movie, 2009

A film which looks good, has some funny moments, but which doesn’t quite snap and engage the viewer perhaps as much as it might have done. The plot revolves around a seriously unravelling, but very typical and “comfortable” middle-class family and touches on a number of domestic crises, many of which involve mental health issues. In doing so, there aren’t, however, any real points made or markers set, and the narrative drifts rather than drives.

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