Rewatched Jul 01, 2012
Kevin Wight’s review:
I love this film - the Coens take a skewed sixties take on the Book of Job and it is magnificent. Michael Stuhlbarg is excellent as the put upon Larry Gopnick, forced to contend with various travails, familial and external. It would be heartbreaking to see such a decent man brought so low if it wasn't so wryly funny.
The supporting characters are also amazing; and the story of the 'Goy's Teeth' is a particular highlight.
The opening scene, about the 'Dybbuk' and spoken entirely in Yiddish is amazing, seems to have no bearing on the rest of the film; but its impact is implicit.
May not be to everyone's taste. I distinctly remember myself and my partner at the time being the only ones laughing their arses off in the cinema.