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
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 »
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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