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The Coen Brothers Take on Job

A new movie opens today.  Entitled “A Serious Man,” it’s the biblical story of Job told through the eyes of Joel and Ethan Cohen.  According to the New York Times review, it’s one of the Coen brothers’ darkest comedies– both “hilarious and horrific.”

The trailer shows a man in existential and religious crisis.  It’s 1957, and Larry’s family and professional lives are falling apart.  Friends and religious leaders aren’t any help.

What does life mean when it is so incredibly painful?

I look forward to seeing the movie and to hearing what others have to say about it.

One Response to The Coen Brothers Take on Job

  • 😀
    I love dark comedies! After reading Robert Heinlein’s Job: A Comedy of Justice I wondered when someone would film a modern day retelling of Job. I also wonder if this Job will get any clear answers to his troubled life?

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