Two-and-a-half years ago, I attended an special event at Lincoln Center: Joel & Ethan Coen in conversation with Noah Baumbach. During the talk, the Coens mentioned that their next movie would be "music-based." Now that movie is here and not only is Inside Llewyn Davis another great movie from the minds behind classics like No Country For Old Men, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Hudsucker Proxy, etc, but the soundtrack is absolutely magical.
Set in the early 1960s right before the "Dylan revolution" of folk music, Llewyn Davis is a struggling singer/songwriter who's lost his way after the passing of his musical partner. The story follows him as he goes from friend-to-friend looking for a place to hang his hat and make a little money here and there. His travels are set against the backdrop of a deeply moving sound.
Inside Llewyn Davis is not about a destination, but a journey. Fans of the Coens will rejoice in the dialogue as well as the beautiful wintry scenery of old New York.
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