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The End of the Tour (2015)

The End of the Tour is a movie starring Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, and Anna Chlumsky. The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place...

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  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.31G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 106
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 1 / 3

The Synopsis for The End of the Tour (2015) 720p

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

The Director and Players for The End of the Tour (2015) 720p

[Director]James Ponsoldt
[Role:]Jesse Eisenberg
[Role:]Jason Segel
[Role:]Anna Chlumsky
[Role:]Mamie Gummer

The Reviews for The End of the Tour (2015) 720p

"The End of the Tour" is all talk... but it is fairly interesting talk.Reviewed byCleveMan66Vote: 4/10

Heard of David Foster Wallace? No? How about David Lipsky? Me neither. That's probably because I watch so many movies. These two men are writers and "The End of the Tour" (R, 1:46) is about the latter interviewing the former. Like many Americans, for better or worse, the best way to get me to pay attention to writers is to put their work or their personal stories into a movie. Now the question is: Was it a movie worth making? Or, more to the point: Is it a movie that's worth your time and money? In 1996, Wallace (Jason Segel) was a college professor and author who had just published his magnum opus, "Infinite Jest". This book (officially categorized as an "encyclopedic novel") uses its story of a dystopian future to comment on, according to Wikipedia, "addiction and recovery, family relationships, entertainment and advertising, film theory, United States-Canada relations (as well as Quebec separatism), and tennis." The tome received glowing reviews from most critics, catching the attention of Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg), who was himself an author and a writer for "Rolling Stone" magazine. Encouraged by his girlfriend (Anna Chlumsky), Lipsky read the book, decided for himself the hype was justified, and convinced his editor (Ron Livingston) that a Wallace interview would make a good story.

Lipsky made the trip to Bloomington, Illinois, in order to meet Wallace and join him on the last leg of his book tour. The two men get to know each other as they drive around town, hang out at Wallace's modest rural home and then travel to Minneapolis and back. In Minneapolis, a publicist (Joan Cusack) picks up the two Davids at the airport, shows them around town and makes sure they get to Wallace's scheduled events. In the midst of the ongoing conversation between the two men, Lipsky observes Wallace at a book signing and during an NPR interview, along with getting to meet and hang out with Wallace's college girlfriend (Mickey Sumner) and a fan (Mamie Gummer) with whom Wallace had become friends. As their five days together progresses, Wallace and Lipsky get to know one another better? and they're not sure they like what they see in the other. The tensions between them calls into question how their relationship, the interview and the tour are ultimately going to end.

Wallace and Lipsky are two sides of the same coin. As Lipsky's inner monologue reveals to us, "He wants something better than he has. I want precisely what he has already." At this point in the lives of these two writers, Wallace is the more successful one, but also the more neurotic (part of his battle with depression), constantly expressing concern over how his statements will be perceived by the article's readers. He confesses to being "terrified" that his new-found fame will change him. "I have a real serious fear of being a certain way. I treasure my regular guy-ness", says Wallace, to which Lipsky responds, "You don't crack open a thousand-page book because you heard the author is a regular guy. You do it because he's brilliant." It seems that Wallace is the only one who doesn't realize (or can't accept) how special he is. "The more people think you're really great, the bigger the fear of being a fraud is," he reveals in one of many moments of raw honesty. It's a sentiment I think many successful people feel, but few would publicly admit. It's these kinds of insights that make this movie intriguing.

"The End of the Tour" is part biography and part character study, but not much else. It's basically two guys talking and would work well as a stage play? or a book. This movie represents the compilation of Lipsky's cassette tape recordings of his conversations with Wallace, which, along with his hand-written notes and personal recollections and insights make up his lauded 2010 book, "Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself". I feel that Eisenberg is miscast as a reporter and his performance is merely serviceable compared to Segel's who shows a range, intelligence, depth of feeling and a vulnerability that I've not previously seen from him. Segel reveals himself as a strong dramatic actor, as he simultaneously gives us a revealing glimpse into the life and mind of David Foster Wallace.

No, this movie isn't "exciting" in the usual big-screen sense, but that doesn't mean it isn't interesting. Of course, Wallace's fans are the most likely to be entertained by this film. The rest of us may enjoy Segel's performance, the well-written script and some insights into human nature, modern culture, fame and ambition, but I'm not sure this movie was the best platform for all that. Maybe I should just read Wallace's and Lipsky's books. The film about their time together gets a "C+".

Tedious visually: but of curiosity to the literaryReviewed byBofsensaiVote: 2/10

What can I add than to warn: if you think the art form of film should primarily be about the visual - acting can be appreciated in the theatre - where this rightly belongs - then, this effort simply fails: it's tedious to watch: nothing of import or dramatic really ever happens: merely two talking heads (á la 'My Dinner with Andre' style) - yet intriguing (occasionally) to listen to, if only for Segel delivering the lines that supposedly the real DFW author shared with Rolling Stone's Lipsky.

But that's the problem: it reminded me of the sort of compilation of leftovers and demos etc that rock bands put together to scrape the barrel after their demise from glory: occasional gems (one on, ah, 'self pleasuring' in particular! - see the quotes sidebar :-), but otherwise, mostly underwhelming dross. Then, true if Segel is the stand out in delivering those lines, but as his interlocutor interviewer, JE once again delivers unfortunately one of his characteristic tic ridden, nervy, too fast paced throwaway whiny lines, which with the regular effete laughter he interjects into almost every response to Segel's DFW life observations, just left me irritated, unable to concentrate on any of those supposed pearls of wisdom JS/DFW confided.

But perhaps the major complaint / letdown by director and scriptwriter was that, as DFW tragically committed suicide, and these transcripts were published posthumously, we get no insight or revelation or indeed any sort of real reference for why such a waste of talent occurred - other than hinted at (mere?) loneliness ? which seemed either lazy or contemptuous of Ponsoldt and Marguilies, respectively!

In short, of far less importance than it (they? Ponsoldt, Margulies - Lipsky?!!) would have you think it is.

A Wannabe Linklater FilmReviewed byThomasDrufkeVote: 6/10

The End of the Tour is directed by James Ponsoldt and based on the memoirs of David Lipsky during his week long interview with famous author David Foster Wallace. Ponsoldt directed one of my favorite films of all time, The Spectacular Now, and is also directing an upcoming Tom Hanks film, so I was looking forward to seeing him take on The End of the Tour. I'll say right off the bat, this isn't a film for everyone. It's for all intents and purposes a 'talkie' that really asks its viewers to pay attention for the entire length of the film or else you'll miss it.

With that said, I liked the movie, but I didn't love it the way I thought I would. Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel star alongside each other as the two Davids, and have great on screen chemistry. But it's always hard watching an Eisenberg film. For the most part, he never really escapes his own personality, which is the reason why he was a brilliant choice for Mark Zuckerberg, but I digress. He does fairly well with the emotional weight his character carries at the book- ends of the film, but his performance and character for that matter is pretty dull. The worst part is that he has an incredibly annoying laugh throughout the film, which I hope wasn't intentional.

Jason Segel on the other hand really impressed me. At the surface, his character is also pretty dull, but when the film goes on it begins to make sense as to why he's playing Wallace like that. It's then you realize just how brilliantly guarded and reserved he is as David Foster Wallace. Being subtle as an actor is often one of the most difficult things an actor can do. But the film then tries to spray conflicts on the two lead characters that don't feel natural. The small romance part of this film falls completely flat on its face.

Unfortunately, I found the story built around these two guys to be uninteresting and surprisingly dry. It also is almost mimicking a Richard Linklater film, and fell short in a lot of ways in doing so. I really like Ponsoldt, but I just don't know that he was the man for the job. His ability to pull off the human drama that floods the latter half of the movie is impressive, but it doesn't really save what came before it.

+Segel's understated performance

+Does have some things to say about life

-Feels too much like a Linklater film

-Dull characters, dry story


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