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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Oscar Isaac
Carey Mulligan
John Goodman
Garrett Hedlund
Justin Timberlake
Directors
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Screenwriters
Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
Running Time
105 minutes

Inside Llewyn Davis
Barton Folk


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Plot
The Village, winter 1961. Aimless singer-songwriter Llewyn Davis (Isaac) sulks at the fringe of the folk-revival scene, pestered by the memory of his dead partner and vaguely hoping for a big break to land in his lap. But the unwelcome fruit of a one-night stand with Jean (Mulligan) and the accidental adoption of a cat set in chain various mishaps that might just fail to change Llewyn's life.


Verdict
Inside Llewyn Davis throbs with melancholy, hunches under heavy skies, revels in music history's unsexiest scene and unapologetically leaves you dangling. It is also beautiful, heartfelt and utterly enthralling.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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