08:47:35 PM Mar 14th 2014
Are the events from the beginning of the movie and the end really the same? (In which Llweyn gets beaten up for heckling.) I thought it was just two different events that served as Book Ends because of how similar they were, not because it was the exact same event.
02:52:58 AM Mar 15th 2014
Well if they're not the same event, it would have to be some kind of "Groundhog Day" Loop. The dialogue and the actors are the same, and the events shown at the beginning make sense in the context of the scenes shown just before the end. To my knowledge, the film simply subverts audience expectation by not announcing its one week flashback, and it only becomes clear at the end that it has made one. It's kind of symbolic of Llewyn's cycle of failure.
01:58:54 PM Dec 27th 2013
Mike's surname is Timlin, not Tomlin. I remember this from the film, and these links seem to confirm this. Hell, check out the screenplay. Googling "Inside Llewyn Davis Mike Tomlin" nets only results for an unrelated Steelers coach. I'll go on Ask The Tropers before reverting the edits, because it's technically already an edit war.