• Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Inside Llewyn Davis

Release Date: December 6th, 2013

DVD Release Date: March 11th, 2014

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

In 1961 New York City, folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in hand, he struggles against seemingly insurmountable obstacles to make a name for himself in the music world, but so far, success remains elusive. Relying on the kindness of both friends and strangers, Llewyn embarks on an odyssey that takes him from the streets of Greenwich Village to a Chicago club, where awaits a music mogul who could give him the big break that he desperately needs.

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, Justin Timberlake, Ethan Phillips, Robin Bartlett

Director: Joel Coen , Ethan Coen

Genres: Dark comedy , Drama

Production Co: StudioCanal

Distributors: CBS Films

Keywords: Passionate, New York City, Engaging, Rise, 1960s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Thanks to a sterling lead performance from Oscar Isaac, the Coen brothers have once again delivered an impressively nuanced character study — one that has much to say about art, compromise and all the aspiring hopefuls who never got their moment in the sun. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is a gorgeously made character study leavened with surrealistic dimensions both comic and dark, an unsparing look at a young man who, unlike some of his contemporaries, can’t transcend his abundant character flaws and remake himself as someone else. show more

  • 90
    Dana StevensSlate

    Despite its atmosphere of failure and melancholy, Inside Llewyn Davis is ultimately a dark valentine to both its hero and his milieu. show more

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Awards

Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)