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We met at that thing. It’s great to see you. How was that concert? … I bet! I’m so jealous. The Roots are pretty much my favorite live band too. Anyway, it seems like we’re moving from acquaintances to full-blown pals, and there are a few things you should probably know about me before this goes any further.
There is no good and evil, no good guy and bad guy. There are lives, people who have lived and continue to live, who are complex amalgamations of motive, desire, need, and affect. We see these people read each other, make sense of each other, make sense of themselves and their place in this world.
What makes A Serious Man so much more despairing than the Coens’ No Country For Old Men is that its mortal coil is wound tighter. Where No Country had the luxury of retirement, of throwing in the towel by choice, our serious man can only hope things end before they get worse…