Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Oscar Isaac stars as the charmisatic folk singer in this charming black humour musical comedy directed by the Coen Brothers.

So. Oscar Isaac can sing. VEry well. The man who everyone loved after the amazing performance as Poe Dameron in Star Wars is also a pretty great singer, and he shines in this role. His partner has comitted suicide. his solo album is not selling and he is sleeping on his friends couch and sleeping with said friends girlfriend. In supporting cast we find Adam Driver, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and F. Murray Abrahams.

The movie is loosly based on the memoirs of american folk singer Dave Van Ronk and his 1964 album Inside Dave Van Ronk and even though Davis is a fictional character there are alot of similarities here.


Joel and Ethan Coen has made quite the phenomenal film here. It is one of their best movies and everything is put in here for a reason. The chemistry between the characters are amazing, the cinematography works like a charm, the move is pleasing to look at and the music is incredible. The movie is shot by Bruno Delbonnel. Probably best knowns for The Fabulous Amelie From Montmatre”  And this man knows how to use colours. Every movie he does the cinematography for is amazing to look at and the way Llewyn Davis is all gray and depressive while the world around him is in colors manage to capture the chemistry of the character is truly spectacular


The use of Mise-en-scene is also a part of what makes the cinematography so great. We are in New York. Oscar Isaac is dressed in clothes the shows that he is poor and struggling and the way the movie looks so gray and sad while he is walking there with the guitar on his hand makes it pleasing to watch as well.

And of course we need to talk about the music, all of it are recorded on set and sung in full. and is of course based on the music of Van Ronk. The legendary music producer T-Bone Burnett serves as a musical producer and makes sure the music sounds amazing. We are talking semi depressive folk songs that will make you smile.


Inside Llewyn DAvis is a unique and quite fascinating piece of movie that both music and film lovers should be able to enjoy. Oscar Isaac gives a splendid performance as Mister Davis and shows quite the amazing singing voice as well. Truly a great film

Score: 9/10


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