Based on David Lipsky’s bestselling memoir Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself about his five day road trip/interview with the late author David Foster Wallace, The End Of The Tour loses the book’s brilliant title but manages to adapt its transcripts to delicate perfection. This is an unexpectedly warm and endearing gem, a series of understated conversations centred around a revelatory performance from Jason Segel as Wallace, an awkward, reserved and sharply intelligent man struggling with his newfound fame. It’s subtle and brilliant filmmaking, a poignant study of success and relationships that is at times hilarious, intimate and incredibly moving.

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4-stars

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