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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

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A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.


Ethan Coen, Joel Coen


Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 171 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Isaac ... Llewyn Davis
Carey Mulligan ... Jean
Justin Timberlake ... Jim
Ethan Phillips ... Mitch Gorfein
Robin Bartlett ... Lillian Gorfein
Max Casella ... Pappi Corsicato
Jerry Grayson ... Mel Novikoff
Jeanine Serralles ... Joy
Adam Driver ... Al Cody
Stark Sands ... Troy Nelson
John Goodman ... Roland Turner
Garrett Hedlund ... Johnny Five
Alex Karpovsky ... Marty Green
Helen Hong ... Janet Fung
Bradley Mott ... Joe Flom


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The character Troy Nelson is based on singer-songwriter Tom Paxton, who served in the army before beginning his career in Greenwich Village. Paxton's song "The Last Thing On My Mind" is featured in the film, and the Nelson character makes an implicit reference to another Paxton song "Buy a Gun For Your Son." See more »


At around 1:04:02 on the highway overpass to the right of the bus stop, three modern day traffic cams can be seen. See more »


[last lines]
Llewyn Davis: Au revoir!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits is an image (in Hebrew and English) declaring the film "Kosher for Passover". See more »


Referenced in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Winter (2016) See more »


Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)
Duet arranged by Marcus Mumford, Oscar Isaac, and T Bone Burnett
Performed by Marcus Mumford and Oscar Isaac
Solo version arranged by T Bone Burnett and Oscar Isaac
Performed by Oscar Isaac
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An under the radar, anti-Hollywood masterpiece
1 October 2016 | by ShimmyKRSee all my reviews

This is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review for on IMDb. There are only a few movies in history that have impacted me as much.

The first time I saw Inside Llewyn Davis, it left me feeling empty and confused. While I appreciated the music, the acting, and the cinematography, I couldn't understand why anyone would love this movie (and I am a huge Coen fan). After all, it's just scene after scene of a jerk getting beaten up by life with no real plot progression and no real reason to care about any of the characters.

I then came across the movie again on TV and decided to give it another chance.

After this second viewing, the movie's themes connected with me in a big way. After my third and fourth viewing, it shook me to my core.

This movie is almost too realistic. It follows none of the conventional "rules" and there is no winner or hero. There's no real drama. There's no "silver lining". There's only struggle. And then acceptance.

For every one Bob Dylan there are myriad Llewyn Davis'. Really talented musicians and artists that work really hard and simply don't catch the lucky break. People go under the radar, under-appreciated and overlooked. People that never make it big and therefore question whether they should be doing it at all.

This is a film for the everyday folk; a beautiful empathetic look at art, music, and everyday struggle.

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Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Medford, Minnesota, USA See more »


Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$405,411, 8 December 2013

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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