I can’t say I liked Inside Llewyn Davis. I found it a little weird. I understand the movie was about a young folk singer who had no where to live in 1961 and that he slept on anyone’s couch, and that he was unsuccessful at being discovered, and of course, he had little to no money but, because the film only spanned over 1 week of Llewyn’s (played by Oscar Isaac) life, I didn’t really get a since of consistency or relevance. The cast was awesome but the story, for me, was not. I’m not sure why this movie received high ratings (I looked it up in IMDB and found it received a rating of 7.8) and 2 Oscar nods. Maybe I’m missing something. I found it boring, discombobulated, slow and dreary. I might add Justin Timberlake played Jim, another singer and friend to Llewyn. John Goodman also starred in the film as another homeless person (Roland Turner). The movie took place mostly in Greenwich Village in New York. Apparently, Llewyn had a singing partner who committed suicide by throwing himself off the George Washington Bridge. Like I said, this movie was all over the place. It’s probably worth seeing if you’re into folk music and a bit of Greenwich Village history. Other than that, I would skip this one.
[INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is nominated for Achievement in Cinematography and Achievement in Sound Mixing]