WHO’S IN IT?
Oscar Isaac (Drive), Carey Mulligan (An Education), John Goodman (Argo), Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy), Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Stark Sands (Flags of our Fathers), Adam Driver (Girls)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Joel and Ethan Coen (The Big Lebowski), directors, writers; producers, editors (credited as Roderick Jaynes for the latter); Scott Rudin (True Grit), producer; Bruno Delbonnel (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
We follow a week in the life of Llewyn Davis (Isaac), a struggling young folk singer navigating his way through the Greenwich Village, New York folk scene of 1961. Armed with only a guitar and a cat that had accidentally gotten into his possession, he does whatever it takes to make it big but constantly runs into complicated obstacles – some of which he seems to be the cause of, including possibly impregnating the wife (Mulligan) of a close friend (Timberlake)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The Coen Brothers return with a melancholic tale of debauchery and music that should please any long-term fans of the filmmaker siblings.