Petty thief Peter Lake breaks into a house and he is instantly bewitched by a girl called Beverly Penn, who has tuberculosis and is slowly dying. While she clings onto life, Peter clashes with a sadistic Irish gangster called Pearly Soames.
Emmet is an ordinary LEGO mini-figure, who is mistaken for a mythical figure known as Master Builder. Before he can clear up this unfortunate misunderstanding, Emmet is press-ganged into leading the quest to defeat a nefarious LEGO tyrant.
Greenwich Village folk musician Llewyn is devastated by the suicide of his singing partner. He ricochets from one gig to the next, begging for temporary refuge on the couches of friends and passing acquaintances.