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

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$3,002,884

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,072,991
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the movie, several characters are seen reading Primary Colors, the mid-1990s political satire novel that was widely thought to be a thinly veiled roman a clef portrayal of the Clintons. The movie version of Primary Colors starred John Travolta, who was also the star of Broken Arrow, the movie that Julie, Betsy, Wallace, and Lipsky all attend at the Mall of America in this movie. One of the characters shown reading Primary Colors early in The End of the Tour is Lipsky's girlfriend Sarah (Anna Chlumsky); Chlumsky is a regular on the similar political satire TV show Veep. See more »

Goofs

In regards to the scene where Mrs. Gunderson gives Mr. Wallace and Mr. Lipsky a car tour of Minneapolis sites: The Mary Tyler Moore Statue on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, was not given to the City by TV Land until 2002. Also, it is not legal for cars to drive down Nicollet Mall. See more »

Quotes

David Lipsky: He wants more than he has. I want precisely what he already has.
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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 »

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Features Pépé le Moko (1937) See more »

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Enchantant
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A near-perfect movie
27 July 2015 | by DdailidonisSee all my reviews

To me, this was the best film at Sundance Film Festival with a perfect blend of comedy, drama, and life lessons. Both Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel had towering performances in this film. And James Ponsoldt (Director of Spectacular Now and Smashed) presented the two main characters' relationship perfectly. The cinematography was also simply amazing! You can tell that the cinematography for this film was done so passionately as well as the music in this film. Of course who could expect anything less from 4-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman for his amazing composing skills. To me this is a must see for audiences who are young adults (although it can be viewed by any age) mainly because of its view on how life should be lived. Right after the film was over there was a Q&A and one of the members of the audience stated, "Mr. Segel if you don't receive an academy award or nomination for your performance I would be very surprised." I just hope this film doesn't become another gem that goes unnoticed because of all the huge studio releases this year.


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