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CHICAGO – In our latest comedy/drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the Chicago screening of the highly anticipated new film “A Serious Man” from Oscar-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen!

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are the creators of “Raising Arizona,” “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “No Country for Old Men” and “Burn After Reading”. “A Serious Man” stars Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Aaron Wolff, Jessica McManus, Peter Breitmayer and Alan Mandell.

To win your free pass to the Chicago screening of “A Serious Man” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, all you need to do is answer our question below. That’s it! This screening will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

A Serious Man from Joel and Ethan Coen stars Michael Stuhlbarg
“A Serious Man” from Joel and Ethan Coen stars Michael Stuhlbarg.
Image credit: Working Title Films

Here is the “A Serious Man” plot description:

“A Serious Man” is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and “F Troop” is on TV.

It is 1967 and Larry Gopnik (Tony Award nominee Michael Stuhlbarg) – a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university – has just been informed by his wife, Judith (Sari Lennick), that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry.

Larry’s unemployable brother, Arthur (Richard Kind), is sleeping on the couch. His son, Danny (Aaron Wolff), is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school. His daughter, Sarah (Jessica McManus), is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job.

While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation.

Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, 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 “A Serious Man” movie trailer can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

What makes a good person a good person?

Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 people randomly via e-mail for our “A Serious Man” Hookup. Winners needs to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2009 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

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Sincerity & Generosity.

malonerd's picture

What makes a person a good person.

Giving movie passes to me makes a person a good person.

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Good person

integrity, honesty and sincerity

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Anonymous's picture

A Good Person...

A good person truly cares about other people. They aren’t selfish and they always want what is best for everyone.

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A good person

Compassion, just and sincerity

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What makes a good person a good person?

One who cares about others and is nice to everyone.One who is not mean or disrespectful and does not talk about others.

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A Good Person

The answer is sort of easier than it sounds, honest and stick-to-it-ive-ness. The ability to be self-aware, forthright, honest, and nonyielding in one’s persistence for forward progress and growth.

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You need to be humble,

You need to be humble, honest and real.

Anonymous's picture

what makes a good person...

I would say that would be a person that loves and gives unconditionally!

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