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A Serious Man @ The Monarch

Don’t miss the Coen Brothers’ best work since NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN! Starting Wednesday at The Monarch Theatre.


Written & Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen

Written & Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen
Rated 14A   Run Time: 1h 45m

“A bold, unique, exquisite gem.” – Boyd Hilton, Heat Magazine

“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. “ – Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter


Wednesday December  2nd –  7:30 PM
Thursday December 3rd – 7:30 PM
Friday December 4th – 7:30 PM
Saturday December 5th – 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday December 6th – 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolff) is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job.

While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man?

5&5 Wednesdays

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