The End of the Tour ()

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A summer’s night, it’s around 2 AM and you’re outside talking with a close friend about life, happiness, and the human condition. That quality and depth of conversation, which you reach at best a couple of times a year is present throughout the 106 minutes of The End of the Tour. The film depicts the story of David Foster Wallace, as played by Jason Segel, and his interactions with then Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky, as played by Jesse Eisenberg. It’s like being with two smart friends and discussing your life and theirs in the sense that it is deeply personal, very smart while being simple, and unpretentiously relevant. Performances are nothing short of perfect as Segel completely transforms into the character, and everything is authentically orchestrated with the deft hand of The Spectacular Now director James Ponsoldt. A rare and important film.

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Ana Japaridze
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Ana Japaridze

Amazing! One of the best movies I’ve seen lately. Each conversation is heartfelt and a masterpiece in itself. I feel like I will remember the scenes for a really long time, definitely due to how real it feels and how much sympathy and understanding I, as a viewer, feel towards the characters. AND the acting is superb!

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joshrhodes

This really was like 106 minutes of those conversations you have at 2 AM in the morning with your close friends. Deep meaningful ones, about life and meaning.

NomadicJ
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NomadicJ

Just really well done… Thought it would be too boring for me, but each conversation kept me reflecting about some aspect of life that doesn’t garner enough thought in my days.

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