Very sophisticated movie with a profound message - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Charles Morgan
    • 23.10.09 | 19:23 (IST)

    The reviewer just doesn't "get" it. Maybe he should stick to action movies like Spider Man. "A Serious Man" is very rich in meaning with its literate script. The point of the movie is summed up in the very first frame: "Receive with simplicity everything that happens to you", or as the Coen brothers interpret the message: "Accept the mystery (of life)". The rabbi's advice "When the truth is found to be lies, and all the joys within you dies", is to "Be a good boy", meaning in spite of life's tribulations, stay true to yourself. Don't look for answers from God, just accept that the universe is much bigger than you are and do the best you can. The simplicity of the message brings serenity to one's journey. Two thumbs up for a movie I intend to see more than once to soak in its message and meaning and guide to life. It has given me constructive therapy for dealing with the world.

    from the article: Analysis / The Coen brothers just don't get Jews
    First published 10:46 23.10.09 | Last updated 11:38 23.10.09
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