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.
The mezuzah (a Scriptural passage usually enclosed in a small container, attached to the door of a Jewish home) affixed to the doorpost of the Sansky house, Larry Gopnik's neighbor, is on the left side of the entrance and tilted towards the outside. Mezuzahs are traditionally affixed to the right side of the entrance and tilt towards the house.
At the end of the credits is a line advising that "No Jews were harmed in the making of this motion picture."
English, Yiddish, Hebrew
$251,337 (USA) (4 October 2009)
$9,190,525 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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