Is anyone not on board the Inside Llewyn Davis train at this point? The Coen Brothers’ ‘6os-set musical drama, which opens wide in December, seems poised to take the awards circuit by storm this year, boasting strong performances, an affecting story about musicians struggling to survive in New York City and, best of all, terrific original music performed by its stars.
Today, a new, dialogue-driven, three-minute long trailer recently debuted online and, after watching it, I feel more confident than ever that this movie will emerge as a major Oscar player later this year.
Check it out below:
Though the new trailer doesn’t reveal much new footage, it does communicate the film’s yearning, somber feel and adds a handful of critical quotes that should pique the interest of viewers who are on the fence about the film. It also showcases one of the film’s main theme songs, “Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song),” as performed by star Oscar Isaac and Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford.
Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of an idealistic folk singer (Isaac) as he battles against overwhelming odds, including the bitter New York winter, while attempting to make it as a musician. Meanwhile, his volatile relationship with a bitter ex-girlfriend (Carey Mulligan) encounters unexpected, new obstacles. John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver co-star.
Joel and Ethan Coen directed, wrote, produced and even edited Inside Llewyn Davis, so the film is clearly a labor of love for them. I have yet to dislike a single film from the Coen Brothers, and, honestly, Inside Llewyn Davis looks like one of their strongest efforts in years. Between the film’s stacked cast, original songs and Oscar-pedigree directors, it would be shocking to me if the film didn’t make a big splash at this year’s awards ceremonies.
What did you think of that new trailer? Will you be checking out this musical drama? Sound off in the comments section!
Inside Llewyn Davis opens on December 6th.
Source: The Playlist