The End of the Tour
"HEARTFELT, PROBING, FUNNY AND ABOVE ALL TOUCHING" says The Boston Globe. The End of the Tour tells the true story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter and novelist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg from Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Social Network, The Double) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel from How I Met Your Mother, The Muppets, This Is 40)), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, “Infinite Jest.” As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between the journalist and the subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties, but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audiotapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace” about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace’s 2008 suicide.
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Becky Ann Baker
Director James Ponsoldt