Angeles ✨’s review published on Letterboxd:
You don't want to go anywhere, and that's why the same shit's going to keep happening to you, because you want it to.
That is what Jean —Carey Mulligan's character— tells to Llewyn Davis in some point of the movie and in retrospective, it's a perfect quote to descibre Llewyn and Inside Llewyn Davis in general.
The songs are so good, even though I'm not a folk fan I enjoyed every song, they have amazing vocal performances and the music was really chill overall.
A folk singer struggling to succeed in the business... or wanting to succeed. Llewys has a really tough life, he ask other people's to give him a place to stay the night, sings on clubs sometimes and has to lend money because he doesn't have any. I know Llewyn has a tough life, but maybe is because he seems this comfortable in a way, he doesn't want to improve his life conditions because he is settling for what he has. He knows he needs to work hard to get what he wants and succeed as a musician, but at the same tim it seems like he doesn't care about that and is resigned on living like that.
So, the movie ends with the same scene it began, but obviously now we know what happened before. More than an artistic choice it could represent that he is stuck in the same place, and he will continue there and the same things are gonna keep happening to him until he decides to do somthing about it, just like Jean told him.