I watched the Coen Brothers movie Inside Llewyn Davis two nights ago. It had received lots of buzz, and the trailers made it look interesting, so I had to see it, Netflix obliged.
Inside Llewyn Davis
The film is about one week in the life of a down on his luck folk singer in the NYC folk scene of the early 60's. I'm not a Coen devotee by any stretch of the imagination, and I'd read some negative and glowing reviews of this movie, but I enjoyed it. I found it to be an interesting peek into the life and times of a musician, not just for the folk scene. Many of those themes still hold true in today's musical world.
In the end, despite it being relatively plotless, I enjoyed watching Llewyn continually fail, make poor choices, bounce from couch to couch, and bum cigarette after cigarette. Every scene was just another bad situation, however, I never thought his situation was hopeless. He was just too good to fail as a folk singer, on the cusp of making it, his luck had to change eventually. I was pulling for Llewyn. Then, that hope was delivered by a superstar when the fledgling music scene needed one to push it over the hump, propelling that glimmer of hope into the light.