December 30, 2013

Movie Review: Inside Llewyn Davis **

If I'd been able to get inside Llewyn Davis, Inside Llewyn Davis might have worked better. I didn't get to
know or sympathize with who he was supposed to be, and it's hard to root for someone who just keeps doing stupid things. He's a guy who doesn't care about much except his music. Sort of. Otherwise, Jean (Carey Mulligan) and the cat seemed to have equal, but not immense, importance in his life.
There's lots of Oscar buzz around this film - I don't see it. But it's the Coen Brothers and the Academy seems to love them. Their films are off and on for me, Fargo and No Country For Old Men being my favorites, but I would have to say mostly off.
I loved the look of Inside Llewyn Davis. I just wish I liked the character more. Or at least sympathized with him. Or knew him.
Two of five stars for Inside Llewyn Davis.


Lee said...

I totally agree.

LSC said...

Once again, we're back on the same page. Didn't hate it, but- came away thinking "what's the point?"