The End Of The Tour | 2015

Directed by: James Ponsoldt

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Main Plot

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.'


  • Jason Segel's character, David Foster Wallace, is a famous author who forms a unique friendship with a journalist. Jason Segel
  • Jesse Eisenberg's character portrays journalist David Lipsky, who interviews acclaimed writer David Foster Wallace for a Rolling Stone article. Jesse Eisenberg
  • Anna Chlumsky's character, Sarah, plays a small but important role as a supportive partner to David Foster Wallace. Anna Chlumsky

Ending Explained

The End of the Tour ends with writer David Foster Wallace dropping off journalist David Lipsky at the airport. They say their goodbyes and Wallace watches as Lipsky walks away. The film concludes with a voiceover of Wallace reading a passage from his book, emphasizing the importance of living in the present moment and finding beauty in the ordinary.

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James Ponsoldt Jason Segel Jesse Eisenberg Anna Chlumsky