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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R  |   |  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)  »

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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 Coens' usual choice for cinematographer, Roger Deakins, was unavailable as he was busy shooting Skyfall (2012). Meanwhile, Bruno Delbonnel, who is French, stepped in to take the position, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography, his fourth nomination in 13 years. Deakins, who is British, had been nominated 11 times for Oscars, five of those films for the Coens. See more »

Goofs

In one Greenwich Village street scene, the back end of a 1962 Cadillac is clearly visible in several shots, even though the film takes place in early 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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Farewell
Written by Bob Dylan
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Empty Amusement with a Flimsy Script
4 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw "Inside Llewyn Davis"...the Coen brothers' latest work. For me, this was barely an "okay movie". It's nothing I would ever urge anyone to see. It's empty amusement with a flimsy script. What may have seemed like a good idea in concept turns out to be merely ho-hum upon its execution. With all the music throughout, it's a huge disappointment to hear only mediocre technical recordings of the songs (And the key singers are marginal—especially Justin Timberlake.) Even as a made-for-TV effort it's tawdry. Sure, there are a few expected tricks of the cinematic trade here and there. But over all, this movie gives lip service to the period and the music culture of the time, and rides mainly on the reputation of the Coen brothers--which is why I wanted to see it. It would have been a total waste of time if it were not but to warn you.


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