There are many, many reasons to see the Coen brothers' new movie Inside Llewyn Davis. Fantastic acting, striking cinematography, a wrenching story of an artist's struggle against himself, yada yada. The main thing people will take away, though, is that the movie just sounds incredible. It's hard to argue that any film from this year has a better soundtrack than Inside Llewyn Davis, and much of that is due to star Oscar Isaac (though Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan make for a few very memorable tracks as well).
Isaac is an actor first and singer second, but you'd never know it considering how natural it sounds when he picks up a guitar. And while there are plenty of moments in Inside Llewyn Davis that make that clear, his gift doesn't just stop when the movie does. Here's a video of Isaac on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon putting his newfound folk-singing gift to good use on the promo circuit. His covering of Katy Perry's "Roar" may be a bit of a joke at first, but it's strangely appropriate when you hear it coming out of his mouth in the context of Llewyn Davis' own line, "If it was never new and it never gets old, then it's a folk song." It actually makes us wish we could hear a full version of it channeled through Llewyn Davis.
And if you want to hear a super-catchy pop song from Inside Llewyn Davis, here's Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver performing "Please Mr. Kennedy," which really does sound like a long lost hit from the '60s.
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