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João Caetano’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
This was deep. From its top-notch musical moments up to its great performances, Inside Llewyn Davis is a very beautiful and mysterious film.
It may seem boring, because a lot of people don't appreciate folk music, and this is about the struggle of a young folk singer, during a week. Personally, I really enjoy folk music, but even for those who don't like it, I recommend watching this film; the songs are very touching and heartwarming.
This story also may seem meaningless, but it is a metaphor to our lives. We all have our struggles, our goals and our daily dramas. And eventually, our lives become a routine, as depicted in the film.
There are a lot of theories about the meaning of the cat, but I won't go into it. To be honest, I didn't even think it could have a meaning. It's just a cat. But let me know what you think about it.
Unfortunately, Roger Deakins, who often collaborates with the Coen brothers, wasn't available for this film, but Bruno Delbonnel has done a wonderful job. The cinematography is extraordinary.
Not a big fan of the Coen brothers, this is an excellent film. In my opinion, the best from them. Certainly, a film to revisit in the future, to cheer up.