Review: 'Llewyn Davis' finds bittersweet comedy in 1960s folk-music scene

  • Article by: Colin Covert , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 19, 2013 - 3:10 PM

REVIEW: The Coens make the story of an obnoxious 1960s folkie into a novelistic movie about art, the wheel of fate and perseverance in a changing America.

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johnmcfaddenDec. 20, 1310:57 AM

@Colin, you broke a tenant of what it means to "be Minnesotan" by failing to mention obsequiously that the Coen Brothers are from Minnesota your punishment is : ice fishing for eelpout lol. I cannot wait for this movie thanks for the heads up

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eurotravelerDec. 20, 1311:54 AM

The Dude abides... Can't wait to see this film.

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homerunkingDec. 20, 1311:56 AM

My son saw it in New York a week ago and can't wait to see it again. He's not a folkie but liked the soundtrack as well. I appreciate that the Coen's still embrace their Minnesota roots. I wish they would use more local bands in their productions...like The Pines or Spaghetti Western.

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thorc1Jan. 2, 1411:30 AM

This doesn't even make the top ten Coen films. They paid so much attention to the details, they forgot that there needs to be some semblance of plot.

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strandraJan. 18, 1411:15 AM

Sorry, a little late here BUT, just saw this film last night and loved it. The question: what in the mind of the Coen's motivated this choice of subject and time. My answer to my own question is that these famous brothers are from MN and so is Bob Dylan. We know that the brothers have made other films 'close to home.' Second, Dylan's lyric from "Like a Rolling Stone" serves as their motivating epigram which they adapted to a full-blown character: "How does it feel to be on your own/ with no direction home/ like a complete unknown/...who carried on his shoulder a siamese cat..." And, there you have it.

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