SIFF Says:Days after the 1996 publication of David Foster Wallace’s other-worldly novel “Infinite Jest,” young novelist-turned-journalist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) embarks on a five-day interview with the enigmatic author for “Rolling Stone” magazine. In awe and humbled by the brilliant, massive 1,079 page book that brought unprecedented fame to the down-to-earth Wallace (Jason Segel), Lipsky boarded a plane from New York to the Midwest to get the scoop. Over those five days the two became close friends, sharing stories and exposing vulnerabilities neither of them had shared before. The interview touched upon Wallace’s discomfort with his newfound celebrity and transcended from a formal interview to a kinetic exchange of ideas between two very different personalities. Based on David Lipsky’s critically-acclaimed memoir “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace” that he wrote after Wallace’s suicide in 2008, END OF THE TOUR is a profoundly emotional and insightful film boasting fantastic performances by both Eisenberg and Segel.
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