Thursday, March 18, 2010

Creative Critic: A Serious Man

Yesterday, I told you the smell of vinegar took me back to my grandmother's house. Today, we continue the trip down memory lane. A Serious Man by the Coen brothers takes me back to bat mitzvah lessons in 1968. However, I would like to go on record as saying I was not stoned at my bat mitzvah.

The details in the film are perfect in everything from set design to costumes to dialogue. The scenes with the rabbis are laugh-out-loud funny.

I'd encourage you to rent it, but I have one big question: Does it only make sense because I know this world? Midwest, Jewish kids, the '60s ...

I'm too close to the topic to know. So, you be the critic. If you've seen the movie, do you recommend it?

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