Marlene’s Movie Madness : The End of the Tour [VIDEO]
Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images[/caption]"The End of the Tour" is a drama about writer David Foster Wallace. The film tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel). The interview took place right after the publication of Wallace's epic novel, 'Infinite Jest' in 1996.
David Lipsky is skeptical about the success of 'Infinite Jest' but he is intrigued by it as well. He begs his boss to let him go on the road with Wallace for the final appearance on his book tour. His boss reluctantly agrees, and Lipsky sets out from NYC to Illinois to meet Wallace at his home and travel with him.
Wallace turns out to be an interesting, likable guy who is full of self-doubt, even with his success. He opens up about certain things but is very guarded with other things. He is worried about being misunderstood in the interview, and a few times Lipsky pries into areas that make Wallace uncomfortable, so he shuts him down. But by the end of the interview it seems as though the two men seem more like friends rather than simply an interviewer and his subject.
During their days together, Lipsky sees Wallace's insecurities as well as his loneliness. Jason Segel does a wonderful job of portraying the writer. Now that I've seen the movie, I really want to read "Infinite Jest". And whether or not you read the book, I really think you should see the movie. :)