What You Need To Know - May 20, 2014

Inside Llewyn Davis: What You Need To Know
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Inside Llewyn Davis: What You Need To Know

The latest instalment in the stellar careers of Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis, comes to DVD next week. Here’s what you need to know about this witty wonder…

 

What’s The Plot?

We’re in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1961 just before the folk scene became national news. We follow Llewyn Davis for a week, a folk hopeful who braves the harsh city streets, guitar in tow. During our time with him, he must battle a series of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of his own making, some not…

 

Who’s In It?

This being the Coen Brothers, the cast is predictably incredible. Drive star Oscar Isaac plays the titular character, the cocksure, luckless folkster. Close friends Jim and Jean are played by Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, with Girls star Adam Driver playing fellow musician Al Coady. Coens regular John Goodman plays travelling companion Roland Turner, with Tron: Legacy’s Garrett Hedlund playing his driver Johnny Five.

 

Does It Deliver?

Absolutely and totally, the script is witty, wistful and superbly crafted, the performances are all top notch and the plot is as beautiful and nuanced as the best of the Coens’ work. It’s an absolute must-see and you can read our full review here.

 

Inside Llewyn Davis will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (May 26th) in hmv stores all over the UK.

Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Inside Llewyn Davis - Official Trailer #1

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