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Inside Llewyn Davis

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Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
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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. 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.
Statement of Responsibility: CBS Films and Studiocanal present ; in association with Anton Capital Entertainment ; produced by Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen ; written and directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Title: Inside Llewyn Davis
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
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Special feature: Inside Llewyn Davis: discover how the acclaimed film was made with the filmmakers, cast, crew and musicians
Credits: Executive music producer, T. Bone Burnett ; editor, Roderick Jaynes (joint pseudonym of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) ; costume designer, Mary Zophres ; production designer, Jess Gonchor ; director of photography, Bruno Delbonnel.
Performers: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, Justin Timberlake.
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating R for language including some sexual references
System Details: DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD
Other Language: In English; English and Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
Subject Headings: Folk singers New York (State) New York Drama Folk music New York (State) New York Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Musical films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Folk singers
Folk music
Publisher No: 42862
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE I
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Oct 19, 2014
  • voisjoe1_0 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Llewyn Davis is trying to make it as a folk singer in Greenwich Village in the sixties. Out of every Llewyn trying to make it, there are probably a million not making it anywhere. Llewyn is representative of the million that don’t make more than a few bucks of chump change for every gig they can get. I’ve been to a few jazz concerts where for the first set there were only me and three others in the audience. And in the second set, the three others were really part of the band so I got to see two whole concerts where I was the only one really in the audience. This happens a lot to musicians that have their own idea of what they want to sing and or play. Since folk music is no longer my favorite, I can only give this three stars. If you stick to the end, the very last singer/player is the one that really made it in Greenwich Village. In the credits he is known as Young Bob. If you don’t know who that is supposed to be, then really, this movie is not for you.

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.

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.

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

DULL BORING. WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY.
DID NOT WATCH ENTIRE DVD

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.

Jul 26, 2014
  • burmal rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I agree with some of the other comments, not the best work of the Coen brothers (and I am a huge fan as well). That being said, I did like the subject material, loved the time portrayed in the film and the music. And I also think that the main character is given a bum rap, sure, maybe not really likeable on the surface and kind of drifting aimlessly but how many of us did so and eventually found our way? Or maybe didn't. In the end, it doesn't really matter. John Goodman was fantastic, as always.

Jul 23, 2014
  • jennrose rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Coen bros have definitely done better than this. That being said, it is still an enjoyable film and better than most of the garbage out there. Even mediocre Coen brothers fare is better than 95% of movies.

Jul 21, 2014
  • Funkmasterseth rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Thought this was great film, watch it with low expectations and then watch it again. Like most Coen movies takes a second to let it sink in.

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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?

May 20, 2014
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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Feb 03, 2014
  • libguy_1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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