The story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity when his life begins to come apart at the seams. Struggling for equilibrium, he seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person, a mensch, a serious man?
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THESE are faces I wanna look at for two hours.
Who needs moviestars when you have actors like these?
You can't take your eyes off 'em.
They're perfect. So is the movie.
This is the 3rd. masterpiece by the Coens to date. Their 1st. one was Barton Fink. Their 2nd: The Man Who Wasn't There.
Don't be fooled by the title of this Coen classic. ASM is actually quite the opposite of serious. In typical Coen Brothers fashion, humour is the result of a character's suffering and perhaps incompetency. ASM operates similarly to a parable in that it seems to want to teach its audience a lesson. What this lesson is I am unsure, but it is intent on teaching it which I admire most remarkably.