Acclaimed film, The End Of The Tour, starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg, will be available On Demand on October 20 via iTunes Movies (pre-order HD movie)! On IndieWire‘s Best Reviewed Indie Films of 2015 list, the film features a “stylistically unique” Danny Elfman score (Film Score Fans) and a “career-changing” performance for Jason Segel (Boston Globe). Read further for film and soundtrack reviews and more.
Directed by James Ponsoldt, The End Of The Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between novelist and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest.
The End Of The Tour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is out now on Lakeshore Records.
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A film that illuminates like few others the singular pleasure of shared discovery of one another’s sensibility. –Kyle Smith, New York Post
One of the most rigorous and thoughtful I’ve seen — about the ethical and existential traps our fame-crazed culture sets for the talented and the mediocre alike. –A.O. Scott, New York Times
They’ve found the inner tensions in people’s presentations of themselves in a way that’s positively Wallace-like. –David Edelstein, New York Magazine (Vulture)
John Horn of NPR’s The Frame interviews Director James Ponsoldt on The End Of The Tour
What The End of the Tour tries to sell, and sells well, is that Wallace’s big heart was just not made for these times. –Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian
“Danny Elfman’s gentle score serves to delicately coax out the story’s underlying sorrow. Lively song selections also punctuate the film.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Elfman channeled his inner Eno in those [final] cues and it worked magic. –Soundtrack Dreams
Elfman utilizes soft strings, gentle piano, and subtle percussion to create a low-key musical blanket to help seal the story in. –Film Music Media