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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)

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$13,214,255 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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The Bud Grossman character played by F. Murray Abraham is based on Albert Grossman, who ran the Gate of Horn club in Chicago and managed acts like Bob Dylan, Peter Paul & Mary, and Janis Joplin. See more »

Goofs

Not only does the cover of the "Timlin and Davis" album shown near the beginning of the film recall the cover of "Inside Dave Van Ronk"; we can see that the liner notes are about Van Ronk. See more »

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Llewyn Davis: Holy shit! Oh, oh this is good, you got a new cat?
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Five Hundred Miles
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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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