INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (New York Film Festival New York, New York USA 2013)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Stars ìììì

Inside Llewyn Davis—
another Joel and Ethan Coen classic—becomes one of their best films since O’Brother Where Art Thou (2000), No Country for Old Men (2007) and the True Grit (2010) remake. The film is well acted with some unforgettable scenes.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Folk musician Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) searches for his place in the musical entertainment world.  Caught in the hump of poverty, it seems that everything Llewyn Davis touches goes wrong. Finally, after unreal hardship randomly alleviated by a handful of willing and unwilling friends and a sister who wants him to get a ‘real’ job, Llewyn decides to ‘throw in the towel,’ get a real job, and settle into a conventional life. Even that decision goes horridly awry almost as if an unseen force has determined that Llewyn will fulfill his life doing what he loves to do, but with randomly placed meals, no love, no home, and no pay.

Additional Thanks

Best work for Directors, Producers, and Writers Joel and Ethan Coen. Thank you to Executive Producers Olivier Courson, Robert Graf, and Ron Halpern for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Johnny Five (Garret Hedlund), Roland Turner (John Goodman), Jean (Carey Mulligan), Jim (Justin Timberlake), Mitch Gorfein (Ethan Phillips), Lillian Gorfein (Robin Bartlett), Pappi Corsicato (Max Casella), Mell Novikoff (Jerry Grayson), Joy (Jeanine Serralles), Al Cody (Adam Driver), and Troy Nelson (Stark Sands).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. A good watch that gives a close-up view of a musician's life.

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