Inside Llewyn Davis is one of the best films of 2013. Of course, everyone can pretty much count on that without having seen it. This is, after all, the new Coen brothers film. Sure, you should never prejudge a movie, but considering it's written and directed by the duo behind No Country for Old Men, Fargo, Raising Arizona and a dozen other American classics, it's not exactly a risky bet to assume any film they make is going to stand out in whatever year it's released. (Plus, having seen it, I can attest it is indeed one of the year's finest.)
Their latest is a beautiful, soulful, funny and yet oddly solemn film that follows a week in the life of Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), a folk singer trying to make a living in New York City in 1961. And no, you don't have to know the first thing about the music scene in NYC over five decades ago to appreciate this heartfelt look at someone who is struggling painfully as both an artist and a man, but who is pressing forward on his journey despite all signs pointing toward total failure.
Inside Llewyn Davis will be entering limited release on December 6, 2013. To help make that wait just a little easier (or harder, if you have to wait for the December 20 wide release), we've got a new TV spot to share with everyone. Check it out.
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