Sunday, December 20, 2009

A serious man

The latest Coen Brothers film is one of those where you're dropped into someone's life then drop out again at the end, not being 100% sure what you've seen but sure that you have seen something pretty brilliant. I picked up a bit of Yiddish and Hebrew, always a bonus. The film's set in 1967 and captures the atmosphere brilliantly. There are some excellent comic moments throughout the film and all the professionals are totally hopeless, so you do wonder whether the hanging ending, where Larry's doctor calls him in right away to discuss his x-rays is as ominous as it sounds. One of the ten best films of 2009.
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