The Coens return to tell a tale of a moral man who sees the world inexplicably turn against him in this darkest of comedies. Larry Nidus (Stuhlbarg) is a loving husband, committed father and dedicated professor who always does the right thing. But one day, everything starts to go wrong. His wife leaves him and her smug new lover has him move into a motel. Then his career is put in jeopardy by anonymous letters falsely accusing him of unnamed treacheries. And when his wife’s new partner dies, she insists that he foot the funeral bill. We cannot help but laugh as we contemplate Larry’s plight in a world with no silver linings, a world which might just seem uncomfortably familiar to us all.