Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Follow the life of a down to the rags Folk musician as he struggles to make his mark, through the eyes of the Coen brothers. Inside Llewyn Davis is definitely one of the best films I have watched this year. The story is from 1961 Greenwich Village and follows a week in the life of the character Llewyn. The story is loosely based on Dave Van Ronk, a folk singer. The film follows him closely for a week. It excels both in music and drama. The music is bound to bring back fond memories of good old times when things were not so complex. The dialogues are intelligent and witty. The drama is playful and happening intermixed with dark comedy and you enjoy it till the end. The Coen brothers do their signature psychological experiments in this film as well and we keep exploring the mind of a talented musician struggling to make ends meet, going through a costly relationship, on the verge of desperation, almost giving it up. A straight 9/10. It’s good to see the Coen brothers back with their dark magic.

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