Obviously life of a folk musician in a New York winter of 1961 is not too easy. Llewyn tries hard to earn his living, but so far he does not even have a winter coat. And oh well his personal life is also not too perfect.
Often quite funny it sometimes has almost David Lynch atmosphere to it, like when picked up by a strange couple on his way to Chicago. I guess it also can be quite depressing at times, but overall I found it a life-asserting watch. In the sense that despite all the shitty life turns Llewyn just simply walks through it.