The Coen brothers have made plenty of notable movies, including "Fargo", "The Big Lebowski", and "No Country for Old Men". Their latest film, "Inside Llewyn Davis", has also been receiving great praise. It has already been nominated for numerous awards, with nods from The Oscars and Golden Globes. Boasting a fantastic cast, it definitely looked like an interesting watch.
Oscar Isaac stars as Llewyn Davis, a young folk-singer navigating his way through the Greenwich Village music scene of 1961. Against heavy obstacles, some of them of his own making, we follow his struggle to make it as a musician. Only spanning a week in his life, the movie falls a bit short.
It has its fair share of awesome songs, but I never really connected with the characters. Llewyn isn't exactly a likeable guy, and it's hard to root for him on his journey. The cinematography and music may be strong, but it doesn't make up for the thin story that never really gets going. Rated R for language, "Inside Llewyn Davis" doesn't quite live up to the hype.