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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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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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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$13,214,255 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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The Gaslight's manager is named Pappi Corsicato, a reference to the Italian director with the same name (Pappi Corsicato). See more »

Goofs

Despite being set in 1961, all of the Checker Cabs visible in the film are actually post-1973 models, identifiable by the large "guardrail"-style bumpers. See more »

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Lillian Gorfein: Where's his scrotum?
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Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)
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Duet arranged by Marcus Mumford, Oscar Isaac, and T Bone Burnett (as T Bone Burnett)
Performed by Marcus Mumford and Oscar Isaac
Solo version arranged by T Bone Burnett (as T Bone Burnett) and Oscar Isaac
Performed by Oscar Isaac
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Beautiful Cinematography, Captivating, Worth Seeing Again
20 November 2013 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Saw the prescreening at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI with average expectations, this is my reaction:

This film is an experience, but not for any sort of superficial special effects, action or CGI. It's an experience in which you will feel fear, joy, hate, hope, sorrow and contempt all within an hour and 45 minutes that feels more like 15 minutes. We are sidelined, watching a short snippet of Llewyn's seemingly dismal life, drudge on by, yet we are drawn. We connect with Lleywn's anger and struggles, as if we too are burdened by his failures and challenges. But amongst the bad, there are moments of cheer, and laughter and peace reminding us that good still exists. What dominates is power, balanced by music, money and pride, yet this movie is better served as a reminder that life is an experience, and individualistic. We are reminded that more often than not, things do not fall into place and luck is rarely on our side. But no matter how many times people fail you, one should never fail, before one's self. This movie is an experience, it indirectly breaths life into each of our souls, and should appeal to anyone in touch with the most crucial human emotions: compassion and empathy. Hold on tight, because it is one experience that will remain with you long after the credits are through. Perfectly casted, perfectly scripted, perfectly filmed; perfectly entertaining.


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