Excerpt: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen has to be two masterclass director's and writers in movie media, and I said that back in my older reviews of these two. The story to Inside Llewyn Davis is about a trip through New York's folk music scene in the 1960s as a singer-songwriter does his best to make it through these times. Every time the Coen brothers release a new movie I always expect something great from them as they other films never let me down and always top my exception.
Excerpt: What a beautiful movie this is. Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis is as intimate as it is painfully hilarious. Once you're finished laughing your booty off at Oscar Isaac's character, you'll realize how sorry you feel for him. "You'll laugh until it hurts" never seemed more appropriate. That's the beauty of the Coen Brother's character studies.
Excerpt: I sorta loved it but boy was it depressing. there's just something really perfectly observed about the way there's this guy, this singer, and you can tell that he is pretty good, and he really cares about his music, and has a lot of artistic integrity. and there are all these other goofballs in the music scene who are having a lot more success than he is, and he is looking at them and being like -- why? why these gimicky morons and not me? am I missing something?
Summary: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' is another true original from the Coen bros. It's a drama/comedy centered on the exploits of talented folk singer Llewyn Davis. He's hit a road block in his musical career, causing him to drift from place to place asking favors from those he has wronged in the past. This results in much humorous, and mean-spirited, dialogue. The dramatic moments help us understand the reasoning behind Llewyn's sometimes unsympathetic nature.
Summary: Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, masterful filmmakers Joel & Ethan Coen never disappoint. Profound, melancholy, and utterly enthralling. Inside Llewyn Davis is no exception. This brilliant period piece is the Coen's on exhilarating form. Set in 1961, the film follows the week of struggling folk singer Llewyn Davis, trying to make his way through life and get his solo career off the ground after his music partner jumped off the George Washington Bridge.
Summary: For anyone who lived through the folk era when Bob Dylan ruled every hipsters heart, this film is a must see. For anyone who feels the pain of struggling through life with a story to tell and no-one seemingly listening, this film is a must see. For every Coen fan this film is a must see. The story of a talented but selfish man told as only the Coen brothers can.
Summary: Smart, unconventional and joyfully bleak. It's not the most cohesive story, but the musical numbers are wonderful and Oscar Isaac is fantastic as Llewyn Davis, a man whose constant struggle is just to know what he wants.
Summary: Oder: Keine Katzenmusik Die Künstlerpose hat er schon mal im Griff. Er ist jung, talentiert, völlig blank und steckt gerade wiedermal in Schwierigkeiten: Folksänger Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) schlägt sich mehr schlecht als recht durch den New Yorker Winter des Jahres 1961. Eine permanente Bleibe hat er keine, sondern tingelt von Matratze zu Matratze, genauso wie er von Auftritt zu Auftritt tingelt.