It seems that with just about every Coen brothers film, it takes me two attempts to really fall in love with the film. Such was the case with A Serious Man. I saw it the first time, said “eh…”, and walked away.
Then I saw it a second time and thought, “oh yeah, that’s brilliant.”
With the film up for the best-picture award at the Oscars, Slate also takes a second look at the film.