Inside Llwyn Davis Review
Did you ever want to know what being a starving artist was like? Did you ever want to know what happens when you are just trying to live in that world? Do you want to know what it was like to be the guy that always that came in last but deserved to come in last? That is what Inside Llewyn Davis is all about. Inside Llewyn Davis is 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. By the middle of the movie I was more concerned about the cat then I was about Llewyn. I found myself not caring so much for him. Llewyn is the slacker that we all know. He is a couch surfer as he call them. Wanting to crash everywhere, always thinking about his self, and has no compassion or empathy for others. There is a scene in the movie where he could of made a difference or tired to help . He saw something that was missing , because of that he turned his back on the whole situation, because it seems as if he did not care about others. Very self centered and he does not think about the consequences. When others tell him about that he does not care he shys away. It’s very I don’t care attidue. I have to admit that Oscar Isacc will get a few award nods for his role in the next few months. By far one of the best roles of the year.
Music here is good part of the story. I will admit the songs were great, if you like folk. This story takes place about the time we have the Beatneck and Folk scene rising. So the music is very good and simple. The Coen Brothers have made movies that have amazing music, this one does also step up to the plate but just does not hit it out the plate like O Brother, Where Art Thou? did. But I would have to say that the music here will pull a close second to that one. The song that I can see is the one that will be the one to watch is “Hang Me, Oh Hang me”. This song definitely going to be looked at also another song that stuck out in the movie was “Please Mr. Kennedy.” This song definitely could put Justin Timberlake one step away from being EGOT. He shows his range as a true actor and musician. Justin truly shines. Honestly, I feel he will be the next person to get this honor. The music in the movie is the focal point and definitely one movie soundtrack that does stick with you until the very last seen of the movie.
As in any Coen Brothers movie there direction adds to the performances of the actors. The direction and the love of the craft shows here in this movie. The directing helps the actors do what they do best act and there are 4 great performances here making this an ensemble cast. To the biggest role in this movie to the smallest role in the movie, all the actors had an impact. To me the 4 actors that made the biggest impact and the best acting were Oscar Isaac, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and even Ethan Phillips, I wonder where he had been hiding. I have to say that one of these people will pick up some kind of major award. I will be shocked, like Color Purple shocked if there is not at least one acting award. Also would be shocked if there was not a directing award some where.If I had to pick one award I would pick probably John Goodman for supporting actor. Can he finally win a Oscar in a Coen Brothers movie already?!
I have took up too much of your time for the Elijah Wrap up. This movie is Rated R for good reasons. There is no Nudity, it is R for the situations that are in the movie. Yes you can take kids , I say 14 and up but you will need to have a conversation after. This movie I say is one of the best of 2013. I will admit it started off super slow, it took about 25 minutes then the moment just hits and clicks and it all makes sense! This is one not to be missed. At the end I wanted more, but it all came full circle. I actually want to see this one again in a big screen. Its not my favorite Coen Brothesr movie but I will have to say this one is in the top 6. This movie gets a A with me. It is not easy to watch, but at the end it all makes sense, this probably is my 3rd favorite movie this year. This is truly one that people will remember. This movie gets a Solid Grade A.
Reviewed by: Elijah