Bobby Wieder’s review published on Letterboxd:
What I took away from this film is that it doesn’t matter how much money you have, who your spouse is, or even if you have one. None of this matters. The only way you can go through life feeling fulfilled is to be completely oblivious of life’s meaninglessness. Llewyn Davis and the Gorfeins are both gonna end up lifeless in the ground, it’s just that Llewyn spends much more time wrestling with this idea. Because of this he gets sucked into a circle of false hope that he will somehow find a way to be remembered after he’s dead and gone. The fact of the matter is, he never will. Almost none of us will.