Inside Llewyn Davis

Synopsis: Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles -- some of them of his own making.
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Production: CBS Films
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 169 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Jesus Christ. You're kidding me.

- Take this, kid.

- Mel, no.

I insist. I insist.

I don't want your fucking coat.

What'll you wear?

- Kid, I'll get by.

- It won't even fit me. This is...

It's bullshit, Mel.

It's just a big fat fucking bluff.


Kid, what are you ta...? Bluff?

I offer you this?

Get the f*ck out of my office.

- All right, thanks for the coat.

- What?

All right, well, wait.

Aw, shit.

Let me give you 40 bucks.

- Explain the cat.

- Yeah, sorry.

It's, uh... It's the Gorfeins' cat.

- I crashed there last night.

- What's its name?

Uh, I don't know.

He snuck out the door when...

Do you think

you're staying here tonight?

"Do you think...?" Um...

- I was hoping to. Is Jim around?

- Jim's not here.

We told Troy he could crash here.

Troy Nelson. How are you?

- How you doing? Llewyn Davis.


Hello. I've heard your music,

and heard many nice things about you

from Jim and Jean and from others.

Ha-ha-ha. You have not heard

one nice thing about me from Jean,

ever, have you, Troy?

You tell the Gorfeins

you'll take care of their cat,

then bring him here

for us to take care of.

I've heard nice things from Jim

and Jean and others.

I didn't... It just happened.

It's a peaceful cat.

It's very contented.

So I can't stay here tonight?

Look, we told Troy he could stay.

We don't keep the couch free

on the chance you'll show up.

If this is awkward,

I could hitch back to Fort Dix

after I perform tonight.

Don't be silly.

We offered you the couch.

You're gigging somewhere?

Troy is playing at the Gaslight.

We're meeting Jim there.

Well, I could sleep on the floor here,

and Llewyn could have the couch.

I'm certainly not a man of comforts.

Alternately, I could hitch back

to Fort Dix after the show.

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Joel Coen

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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