A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances Sy Ableman.

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  1. Ethan Coen

    Director, Writer

  2. Joel Coen

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Michael Stuhlbarg

    Michael Stuhlbarg

    Larry Gopnik

  2. Richard Kind

    Richard Kind

    Uncle Arthur

  3. Fred Melamed

    Fred Melamed

    Sy Ableman

  4. Sari Lennick

    Sari Lennick

    Judith Gopnik

  5. Aaron Wolff

    Aaron Wolff

    Danny Gopnik

  6. JM

    Jessica McManus

    Sarah Gopnik

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget $7,000,000.00

Revenue $31,430,334.00

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Release Information

  • October 2, 2009
    R, Theatrical



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