Wow, I really loved this movie. I knew that it would be good, but I really didn't expect it to be THIS good. The film serves as a really brilliant portrait of the struggles that come with fame.
I thought that the writing was really amazing. The film is truly character-driven piece, and the writing really delivers to make you fully sympathize with the characters. The movie never really rushes, but it never really slows down either, keeping you constantly enthralled in the lives of the two Davids in the small amount of time you spend with them.
Jesse Eisenberg delivers what has to be his best performance since The Social Network, but Jason Segel is the actor that steals the show. Segel gives his best performance ever, in my opinion, making you feel like you're a friend to this person whom you have never met. He makes you understand the feelings and internal struggles of David Foster Wallace, understanding how he feels about being famous and how he felt before he was famous.
This movie pays attention to even the smallest detail, fully transporting you back in time. I thought that I had seen an inconsistency with the time period in a movie theater scene. In the background I saw a movie poster for a film that I had thought was released earlier than the setting of the film, however, it seems that it was actually correct and in the end of its run. I was really surprised to see how the director paid so much attention to the most insignificant details of the most insignificant scenes to enhance the feel of the film.
That being said, this film has nothing that I can complain about. Amazing acting, amazing writing, and amazing directing make for an amazing film. My only regret is that I didn't see this film sooner, because it was one of the best movies of the year.
The End of the Tour
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It? Redbox rental.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes, if I get the chance.
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