A Serious Man parents guide

A Serious Man Parent Guide

Release date October 2, 2009

All his life Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) has tried to be a serious man. Yet everything, from his personal to his professional life, seems to be going seriously wrong. And no one, from his wife to his Rabbi, seems to be willing to take his problems seriously.

Why is A Serious Man rated R? The MPA rated A Serious Man R for language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence.

Run Time: 106 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is A Serious Man rated R? A Serious Man is rated R by the MPAA for language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Infrequent portrayals of graphic violence.

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Three scenes depicting shooting and stabbing.

Sexual Content:

- Portrayal of sexual activity and implied sexual activity.

- Breast nudity shown in a non-sexual context.

- Sexual references.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Profanity and cursing.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Depictions of smoking.

- Three scenes depicting illegal drug use for recreational purposes.

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Cast and Crew

A Serious Man is directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and stars Michael Stuhlbarg .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of A Serious Man movie is February 9, 2010. Here are some details…

A Serious Man released to DVD and Blu-ray on February 9, 2010.

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This black comedy was penned by the Cohen Brothers (Ethan and Joel), who also worked on Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.