Inside Llewyn Davis: A Movie Review

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WARNING: Spoilers ahead!

Directed by the Coen brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis takes place during the 1960s and follows Llewyn Davis as he travels around Greenwich Village folk scene. Spending the week on different couches, Llewyn drags his guitar (and sometimes a stray cat) around New York City, trying to book gigs as a new solo act and obtain enough money to make ends meet all while being faced with different life changing challenges.

Inside Llewyn Davis was a great movie, but it did leave a few loose ends that I wish had been tied up. I would have really liked to know more about his past partner and what caused him to take a plunge off the George Washington Bridge. I also thought it would have been interesting if, instead of continuing back to New York, Llewyn had taken the exit to his ex-lovers town to find her and find out about his child. But, alas, we are left wondering what if?

I did think it was interesting how the movie started at the end and backtracked to the beginning of the week, even if you didn’t necessarily know that’s what happened until the end of the movie. And, of course, I really enjoyed the appearance of Young Bob Dylan at the Gas Light toward the end of the movie.

Inside Llewyn Davis is definitely a movie for fans of folk music and anyone that likes independent films.

Grade: A

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