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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

 -  Drama | Music  -  10 January 2014 (USA)
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A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

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Storyline

Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles -- some of them of his own making. Written by Production

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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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10 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Balada de un hombre común  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$405,411 (USA) (6 December 2013)

Gross:

$13,214,255 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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Trivia

After Oscar Isaac's first meeting with T Bone Burnett, advisor/composer/musician Burnett put on a Tom Waits record and simply left the room for an hour. "That was the first lesson," Isaac said. "It was a real Mr. Miyagi moment." See more »

Goofs

While driving to Chicago, the "valet" Johnny Five opens a conversation by muttering "Orlovsky" and "Clean Asshole Poems." That would be Peter Orlovsky, who was Allen Ginsburg's long-time partner. But "Clean Asshole Poems" wasn't published until 1978, and the movie is set in 1961. See more »

Quotes

Jean: I'm sad? You're the one who's not going anywhere. You don't wanna get anywhere. Me and Jim try.
Llewyn Davis: I wanna...
Jean: We try, you sleep on the couch!
Llewyn Davis: It's a bad thing to throw on my face, you know that?
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Referenced in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Oscar Isaac (2014) See more »

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Symphony No. 4 in G: IV. Sehr Behaglich - Wir Geniessen die Himmlischen Freuden
Written by Gustav Mahler
Performed by Daniel Harding, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Dorothea Röschmann
Courtesy of Virgin Classics
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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The Gloomy Innocence Of The Coen Bros
21 March 2014 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

It's like a gust of wind that never stops. I was altered, disturbed and amused by the clarity of this poets. From Joel and Ethan to Bruno Delbonnel, Oscar Isaac, to T Bone Burnett and everyone who enters, even for an instant, this sublime, unique, startling P.O.V. Aware but never condescending to the audience. No explanation as to why this story deserved to be told. The answers are private, deeply personal, enlightening and, at times, chillingly transparent. The face of Oscar Isaac, my God! For me one of the most enthralling discoveries of 2013. At times it reminded me of an updated character in an Italian Neo-realistic film, others one of those images from one of Martin Donovan's sessions. I sat through Inside Llewyn Davis twice in a row. I can't wait to repeat the experience soon again.


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