Believe it or not, there was a brief time, in the early 2000’s that I had written off Joel & Ethan Coen. This was around the time they were doing stuff like Intolerable Cruelty and The Ladykillers. Then a little movie called No Country for Old Men is unleashed and since then, the Coen Bros or I haven’t looked back. When I heard they were making a movie about a folk singer, Inside Llewyn Davis, I was skeptical. But after watching this trailer, I say skepticism what?
Count me in folks. A Mighty Wind this isn’t. The movie follows a man named Llewyn Davis as he navigates his way around the burgeoning folk scene in New York during the 1960’s has a pretty sweet cast as well: Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, F. Murray Abraham, Justin Timberlake and Oscar Isaac as Davis.
The Coen Bros have shown that they can take a subject as seemingly simple and boring as a tale about a Jewish professor, living in the Midwest, trying to figure out his life and turn it into what became the much underappreciated A Serious Man. Inside Llewyn Davis has that same feel. It won’t hit you right away, but it will definitely leave its mark with you.
The movie doesn’t have a release date yet. But I would imagine this will come out in the Fall sometime. But it if came out sooner I wouldn’t complain.