Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The End of the Tour

After reading Infinite Jest, finally seeing what all the fuss is all about and a little annoyed his girlfriend is so into it, Rolling Stone contributor (and author of another recent, much less in demand book) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) convinces his editor to do a piece on David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), flies to his home in Bloomington, Illinois, and joins the idiosyncratic, junk food loving, intelligent, gracious, and sometimes passive aggressive subject for his uneventful though self-revealing book tour. James Ponsoldt's The End of the Tour is an involving road movie, smartly written, that makes keen observations on friendship, talent, success, self-absorption, and jealousy. The leads are tremendous
*** 1/2 out of ****