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35. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Written and Directed By: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, Adam Driver, F. Murray Abraham, Garrett Hedlund, Stark Sands, Jeanine Serralles, Ethan Phillips, Alex Karpovsky, Max Casella, Sylvia Kauders

Set in the early 1960s, Llewyn Davis (Isaac) is a musician trying to make it in the business despite everything seemingly becoming stacked against him by the day. His friend’s wife is possibly pregnant by Llewyn, his latest album isn’t selling, and nothing seems to be going right for him.

Down on his luck, Llewyn hits the road to try and make something positive happen for him in his music. However, it only seems to be one trial or tribulation after another. Will Llewyn ever get out of this rut or do his dreams of making it as a musician have him mired in this perpetual cycle of sadness and disappointment? That’s what Inside Llewyn Davis explores.

If you know anything about the Coen Brothers, you know how well they can tell any story, but they’re at their best when they offer a dark comedic take on a unique story. That’s what they do in this film and the results are simply great.

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