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What Is It About Inside Llewyn Davis?

Recently Criterion, the prestige DVD makers, had one of their flash sales. Fifty percent off! Normally, I am able to resist such things, but I decided I would get one for my daughter (Bottle Rocket). However, while I was browsing the site, I came across a title that I knew I could not resist. Inside Llewyn Davis. 

When the Coen Bros. film Inside Llewyn Davis was released in 2013 I was eager to see it. After all, we are talk about the Coen Bros., and the trailer for this remains one of the best I've ever seen. But when it came to the movie itself, while I did like it, I didn't love it. Something wasn't there. 

What I didn't realize is that movie was slowly burrowing into my brain, taking up permanent residence, painting the walls and changing the furniture. I've thought about that movie a lot. I still do. 

If you haven't seen it, Oscar Isaac stars at the titular Llewyn Davis, a folk singer living in 1961 New York.