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The End of the Tour (2015)

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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.'

Director:

James Ponsoldt

Writers:

Donald Margulies (screenplay), David Lipsky (book)
4 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Anna Chlumsky ... Sarah
Jesse Eisenberg ... David Lipsky
Joan Cusack ... Patty
Jason Segel ... David Foster Wallace
Mamie Gummer ... Julie
Ron Livingston ... David Lipsky's Editor
Mickey Sumner ... Betsy
Becky Ann Baker ... Bookstore Manager
Rammel Chan ... Student #3
Carrie Bradstreet ... Airline Ticket Agent
Dan John Miller ... NPR Host
Jennifer Jelsema ... Hotel Front Desk Clerk
Punnavith Koy ... Movie Goer
Alexander Christopher Jones Alexander Christopher Jones ... Bookstore couple
Johnny Otto Johnny Otto ... Pilot
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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.'

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Imagine the greatest conversation you've ever had.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2015 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

A turné vége See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,238, 2 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,993,669, 13 December 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second film in the same year in which Mamie Gummer plays a character named Julie. The other film being Ricki and the Flash. See more »

Goofs

Before leaving the Minneapolis hotel for the radio interview with NPR, David Lipsky knocks on David Foster Wallace's door which is numbered 1049. Later, when they are riding the elevator in silence, 17 rings can be heard as each floor is passed. The elevator finally stops at the 10th floor. See more »

Quotes

David Foster Wallace: Well, I think being shy basically means being self-absorbed to the extent that it makes it difficult to be around other people.
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the closing credits, there is an extra scene told from the perspective of David Foster Wallace as Lipsky goes to the bathroom to wash out the chewing tobacco. It shows what Wallace did while he was in the bathroom: he speaks privately into the tape recorder. See more »

Connections

References The City of Lost Children (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
Written by Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills (as Michael Mills)
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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"I'm not sure you want to be me"
23 August 2015 | by aciessiSee all my reviews

Welcome inside the mind of David Foster Wallace. He's a peculiar man. He thinks he's a regular man, when he knows that he's a genius. He hates being a genius, and he hates being a regular guy. His life is as meandering as his dialogs recorded by David Lipsky. The End of the Tour feels more like a documentary, than dramatized narrative feature. So in effect, this movie is as real as it gets about David Foster Wallace. It's all about the acting here, and it shines. Jason Segel was born to play DFW. He proves to us that he is more than a series of cheap shots at his naked body. Here, he doesn't strip himself of his clothes, he strips himself of his emotions. I hope award season treats him very kindly. It's so natural, and easygoing, and pays a respect to Richard Linklater in tone. It's a scatterbrained wonder, a good film to watch on a lazy day.


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