“What this messed up world needs is to be new-cleared.”
“Just because everything seems to be going to hell doesn’t mean we deserve to be nuked.”
“We’re all nothing more than just pawns of the elite greedy liars we call leaders.”
“Still doesn’t mean we have to throw in the towel.”
“Look, I’m hungry, so let’s just end the game.”
The two old men clear the chess board and head out to get their daily lunch special.
I didn’t read the non-fiction book, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, on which this movie is based, but The End of The Tour is an enjoyable film that stars Jason Segel as the legendary author David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as journalist and fellow writer David Lipsky. The movie begins in 2008 with Lipsky receiving disturbing news about Wallace. I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with either or both of these writers, but I don’t want to spoil anything. So, let’s just say the news Lipsky receives has him thinking back to his experience interviewing Wallace 12 years previously.