Inside Llewyn Davis

Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Issac) is at a crossroads and struggling to make is as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles- some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, Llewyn's misadventures take him from the baskethouses of Greenwich Village to an empty Chicago club- on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul- and back again. Brimming with music performed by Issac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis is an epic on an intimate scale.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE I
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 104 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
widescreen (1.85:1), 24 fps, rda
laser optical, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda


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Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

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Nov 09, 2014

If the storyline's intent is to depict a week in the life of a loser, then this movie's done it. It's a movie where you want to feel sorry for the guy and for the misfortunes to finally turn around, but such is not the ending of a complete loser.

Nov 07, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another winner from the Coen Brothers. Details the pre-Dylan folk scene in Greenwich Village. Multi layered: As with most of the Co-Bro films, it should be watched multiple time to get all the pieces. Why is John Goodman so good in their movies and not funny in anything else ? Did the movie end where it started ? Another great soundtrack, as well.

Oct 01, 2014
  • downsman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliantly acted mood piece, offering a slim but rewarding slice of the life of a fictitious (failing professionally, economically, romantically, etc) folk singer who is just a breath from the cusp of the singer-songwriter surge pioneered by Bob Dylan and will probably never going to be more than that. It's one of those movies that the viewer will tune in to and then enjoy the whole trip, or be alienated by. I loved it.

Sep 26, 2014
  • decarabas rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This reminds me of the moody art films I used to love when I was young. I can see the Coen Bros were trying to portray a story with some truth to it (ie most people, even if they are talented, will struggle and likely not succeed) but something was missing. I feels like Llewyn's story would have been a better 'B plot' to a larger movie. Yeah, it's true that for the vast majority of people life is a B plot but this is a movie, dammit! People don't want to spend their time/money watching a B plot.

Sep 16, 2014

Given that I don't particularly love folk music this may be an unfair review, but I just found this movie incredibly dull. Llewyn is a selfish, narcissistic, boring lead in a story that goes nowhere.

Sep 08, 2014
  • ramrob_0 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

i am glad i watched this movie
I almost did not watch it after
reading the comments. It just
goes to show you a person
should judge a movie, or book
for themselves.

Sep 06, 2014
  • mahallett rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a pretty true story of what an unsuccessful musician's life is like.

Aug 21, 2014
  • COURIER3 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.


Aug 16, 2014
  • SilkyNara rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not my cup of tea? Not sure about this production. Trotted out the usual demi-monde situations but story and lead wasn't compelling. Must admit that the ending was provocative. Wish that had been the case with the majority of the film.

Aug 14, 2014
  • BlueHippo rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Good acting and some good music. Other than that, this was a total waste of 2 hours. There was no pint to the story.

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Jun 25, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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

Jun 25, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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

Jun 01, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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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