R | | Comedy, Drama
Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.
Sy Ableman says mathematics is "the art of the possible", a paraphrase of a quote by Otto von Bismarck, who called politics "the art of the possible".
What a marvel... what a marvel.
Danny's transistor radio behaves like a 1980s Walkman. When it is confiscated it has rewound to (or been paused at) the beginning of the song. Marshak mysteriously knows what Danny was listening to when the device was stopped.
[pre-credits title] "Receive with simplicity everything that happens to you." - Rashi
English, Yiddish, Hebrew
$251,337 (USA) (4 October 2009)
$9,190,525 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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