Inside Llewyn Davis 2014

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INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates New York City?s folk scene of 1961.

Starring:
Oscar Isaac,F. Murray Abraham
Runtime:
1 hour 44 minutes

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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Genres Drama
Director Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring Oscar Isaac, F. Murray Abraham
Supporting actors Carey Mulligan
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.4 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James Koppert on 1 Nov 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Its not an action film, nothing really happens, if you don't like films like that (my girlfriend doesn't, she says its pointless) don't watch. I however love films like this. Its an exploration of character, the struggles of being a musician and having an artists temperament, oh yes and a ginger cat! Plus his voice is beautiful and features a lot of songs which I was absorbed into. A lovely gentle absorbing film that lets you sink into it.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Purpleheart TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 May 2014
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So why have I given it 5 stars? The protagonist is unlikeable, the film sometimes falls into self indulgence and there is that lack of narrative drive that Coen Brothers movies sometimes lapse into. But, it also captures the life of the artist fantastically well. Oscar Isaac inhabits the part of Llewyn Davis to the extent that I simply can't imagine anyone else playing him. The other members of the cast also do a great job; Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman all play their parts well, but Isaac has the stand out performance. He is fascinating to watch, I found him a charismatic live performer, but his character hasn't found success and is wearing out the patience of friends as he camps on their sofas.

The Coen Brothers are without parallel in summoning up mood and investing places with poetry. I have watched this twice and will watch it again. It also benefits from having a great piece on the making of the film on the DVD which gaves some real insight into how the brothers work on their films.

If you like the more mood oriented Coen brothers films you'll like this, if you don't you won't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 April 2014
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This is very much a week in a life of musician Llewyn Davis, our main character lives on other peoples sofas in Greenwich Village (New York city) of the 1960s. He is struggling to make it as an artist, with cat in tow our Llewyn Davis needs to make his career a success, however, the odds are against him - much of the obstacles he faces are pretty much of his own making. He tries his best, to get whatever he can; he is very much beholden to both friends and strangers to eke out his living. His journey takes him from the Village to Chicago - to hopefully get a contract with a musical agent, one Bud Grossman.

For me this was subtle film the characters are all well drawn out, what you have is a decent and relatively original narrative. The Coen Brothers have made another pretty decent movie.You have to just love the cat that Davis takes pretty much everywhere in his travels. The odyssey of his journey and the misadventures we see him go through, are what makes this film really work. Add into the mix a very well done soundtrack, the film is cat friendly and the result makes for very good entertainment
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vs on 12 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
We're not folk fans, just like good music of many styles. We do like the work of the Coen brothers and are rarely disappointed. This is no exception. Llewyn Davis is a waster with soul. So much soul - brilliantly portrayed by Oscar Isaac. The film is so much more than a portrayal of early ameriacn folk music. In places, it's dark and grimey, but there is love in there too, and it warms the soul whilst the music eats into you and you're hooked. The relationships are wonderful and typically Coen quirky. Its an easy, relaxing film that just ends too soon. A great film.
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By Brady Orme VINE VOICE on 22 Oct 2014
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Just look at the cover - The art direction for the latest Coen Brother's joint is obviously set towards the album cover for "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan", which gives a good head-up on the direction the film takes - the Greenwich Village folk scene of the '60s, and knowing the expertise of the Coens when it comes to capturing a particular zeitgeist (think THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, MILLER'S CROSSING et al) the movie does look glorious.The plot concern's the titular character (Oscar Issac) and a week in his ife as he attempts to break into the aforementioned scene in 1961. He comes across several insurmountable obstacles which I won't go into here as that would be a spoiler, and in a Heros Quest such as this film that is all part of the experience.

DVD wise the film looks - okay (to be honest a film this loaded with Sepia tones and period embellishments the hi-def of Blu-Ray is the best way to go), and the extras are light as seems to be the way with the average DVD nowadays (don't you know, the studios WANT you to buy Blu-Rays and pay the heftier price for a reason). But film-wise, you can go little wrong. Until the next Coen Brothers masterpiece then?
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By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 April 2014
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Greenwich Village, New York City, 1961. 'Inside Llewyn Davis' charts a week in
the life of a sofa-hopping folk singer whose career has peeled apart following
the suicide of his musical partner. Mr Davis isn't an especially likeable character
and the story is somewhat slight by The Brothers Coen's usual standard but it
is watchable in a sombre, down-at-heel kind of way and the dark-hued depiction
of NYC's early sixties folk scene is lovingly recreated with a strong eye for detail.

There are some creditable cameos from John Goodman as junked-out jazzer
Roland Turner; a rather nervous looking Justin Timberlake as Jim Berkey
(another singer/songwriter) and Carey Mulligan as Jean, Mr Davis' on/off girlfriend.

The musical scenes in The Gaslight Cafe are affectionately drawn (the Arran-clad
vocal quartet are especially endearing) and as the film draws to a close we witness
a brief moment in Bob Dylan's ascendency just as Mr Davis would seem to have
nowhere else to go but down. The cat sub-plot makes for a little light relief however.

Recommended.
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