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Too Serious a Man

Have you seen A Serious Man yet?  It’s the latest film by the Coen bros.  A very reflective and thoughtful movie about the struggle of understanding real meaning in life.  You could think of it like loose story of the book of Job set to 1967…specifically, set to a sub-Minneapolis Jewish context.

I have to tell you, although the critics wax poetically on the greatness of this movie…I just didn’t like it.  I know I’m not supposed to say that and retain intellectual integrity 😉  But, it just wasn’t enjoyable [and i know that’s the point].  A guy named Kirk Honeycutt from the Hollywood Reporter said, “A seriously funny film about an angst-ridden Jewish professor seeking the answers to life’s questions and getting a metaphysical pie in the face.”  Hahahah [blah].

It’s not funny.  It’s interesting and thoughtful, but it ain’t FUNNY.  Funny is Vince Vaughn.  Funny is Jim Carrey.  Funny is Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, et al.  It’s not A Serious Man.

Alright, that’s my rant on comedy.  What do you think?

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