The 1967-set film centers on "Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university," whose wife decides to leave him for his pompous colleague, according to production notes. While dealing with an unemployable brother (Kind) on his couch, a son with discipline problem at Hebrew school and a daughter stealing from his wallet, 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?"
The R-rated comedy, penned and directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (Offices, Almost an Evening), will open in theatres Oct. 2. Stuhlbarg (Hamlet, The Pillowman) and Kind (The Producers, Sly Fox) star with Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed, Aaron Wolff, Jessica McManus and Adam Arkin (Brooklyn Boy, I Hate Hamlet). —Ernio Hernandez
Here is the trailer: