INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2013)

The Cinema Cynic

inside llewyn davis

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

Genre: Drama

A week in the life of Llewyn Davis (Isaac) in a cold 1961 New York winter, he has the musical talent, but not the social or professional skills to match. As he tries to succeed in the Greenwich Village folk scene, alternating between sleeping on various people’s sofas and seemingly to continue making enemies, Llewyn faces increasing obstacles as he remains determined to pursue his dream.

Two things are for sure when it comes to the brothers Coen: They do love to vary the genre and style of their films, and they do love to create a hapless protagonist. With Llewyn Davis they have created another memorable protagonist who is certainly flawed with many unlikable qualities, but yet thanks to great writing and acting emerges as often sympathetic.

As we essentially spend a week with Llewyn Davis which seems to be…

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