‘The End of the Tour’ is an underrated film.

The End of the Tour is the story of a five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, “Infinite Jest.”

This film was a last minute decision to see at this years London Film Festival and I don’t regret seeing this film for one second. It’s filled with laughs as well as it’s serious philosophical moments. The film is based of Lipsky’s 2010 memoir “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself,” to which it received critical acclaim.

The action of the film obviously isn’t like that of a typical action film or even that of a drama. The majority of action comes from intellect delivered the characters with in depth conversations about, fame, writing, loneliness, and love. From the beginning, we are knowing of what would happen years later, it has an undercurrent of wistfulness.

To be quite frank here, I never found any of Jason Segal’s films comedic roles quite as funny as many have found him but his role in The End of the Tour proved to be a remarkable turn and a sincere deliverance of an unknown quality he almost refuses to share by pigeon-holing himself as a different kind of performer. If he chose his roles like he chose The End of the Tour, there would be much more appreciation for him yet.

Film-O-Meter: 8/10


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