Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis

DVD - 2016
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Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of them of his own making.

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LPL_IlkaI Jul 22, 2017

Inside Llewyn Davis is an allegorical tribute to the Folk music revival during the early '60's from New York City's Greenwich Village. Its protagonist, Llewyn Davis, a homage to pioneer, Dave Van Ronk, and other Folk touchstones are interspersed throughout, such as: Peter, Paul, and Mary, Albert Grossman, and, briefly, Bob Dylan. The Coen Brothers' attention to details makes this film feel like a time capsule from the '60's and the music performances alone make this worth checking out. It's a lovely jaunt through time before the explosion of Folk in mainstream American music.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jun 19, 2017

This is an odd-ball drama by the Coen brothers, about a struggling folk singer in NYC in the 60's. Some will find it boring, but it helps if you happen to enjoy folksy type of music.

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jarrar747
May 03, 2017

I liked the color palette in this movie and not much of anything else.

It is more exciting to watch the grass grow than this movie. There is no point to it, no conclusion. Boring.

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zacknose
Dec 17, 2016

Great movie.

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greycupchamps99
Mar 03, 2016

This is a slow and dull movie, like watching paint dry...try the Commitments for a good movie

JCLStefanieE Feb 05, 2016

Bob Dylan-esque. Great soundtrack to a road trip/coming-of-age folk music story, complete with a cat. Also, Oscar Isaac is just the cherry on top of a fantastic cast.

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Nursebob
Oct 17, 2015

The Coen brothers recreate Greenwich Village circa 1960s in this gritty, slightly askew, movie about a folk singer trying to revive his career while camping out on other people's couches and bumming what money he can. Armed only with his guitar and an animal familiar in the form of an obstinate tabby, Llewyn Davis' search for that elusive star will lead him on a very odd road trip strung with bizarre encounters and just a touch of Homer. And the songs are nice too. Pure Coen.

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jeffi22
Oct 05, 2015

slower and less comedic than other coen brothers but pretty good, kept my interest for a slow movie with little plot. good music

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roystreet
Sep 10, 2015

I've watched this three times, and it holds up well; but, then, I love folk music and cats. Nice performances and photography. The gay angle is well integrated. The Coens, contrary to past practice, don't patronize the characters or the audience. An Odyssey.

PimaLib_KatherineB May 06, 2015

I felt almost cheated after watching the movie. As a Cohen Brother's fan I had high hopes for this one but felt it missed the mark. Maybe my expectations were too high? If viewers enjoy this type of music and can identify with the protagonist they may enjoy it more than I did.

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aaa5756 Jun 25, 2014

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo

aaa5756 Jun 25, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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jimg2000
Jun 01, 2014

Davis: Don't give me rules. You
play what you play.
Goodman: Well, you don't, but in jazz, you know, we play all the notes.
Twelve notes in a scale, dipshit,
not three chords on a ukulele.
G, G, C, G. ... C, D, G.
Well, if you make a living
at it, more power to you. ...
Solo act?
Davis: Yeah, now.
Goodman: Now?
Used to, what,
work with the cat?
Every time you play a C
major, he'd puke a hair ball?

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Monolith
May 20, 2014

Jean: "Do you ever think about the future at all?!?" Llewyn Davis: ".. The future? You mean like flying cars? Hotels on the moon? Tang?"

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gsoone
Sep 08, 2016

Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; some of them of his own making. 94%/74%

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