Sigh ... I know I am in the minority here, but I just did not care for this movie. I love the Coen brothers in general, but this movie did not connect for me. I can appreciate what they were going for - the struggle between the rational and the uncontrollable (fate), an ordinary man's search for meaning in the universe - but it just didn't work for me. For the first 45 minutes, I just kept wanting to turn it off. It got better as the movie went along, but at the end I was left with a "so what" feeling. I don't think that is what they intended.

It was nominated for Best Picture this year, so if you are a movie lover you probably should watch it. But that's what it felt like - an assignment, not something that was enjoyable. I'd give it a C-.