JESSE EISENBERG’S “THE END OF THE TOUR” IS EASY TO DISMISS – BUT DON’T
The description of Jesse Eisenberg’s new movie is off-putting, to say the least. The film, “The End of the Tour,” is described as being about a Rolling Stone journalist following a successful author for the final days of his book tour in the Midwest in the winter. In other words, a prolonged conversation between an interviewer and his subject – and we’d never heard of either of them. But what a SURPRISE! Jesse Eisenberg is perfectly cast as the admiring Rolling Stone reporter and Jason Segal is a REVELATION as the quirky and sensitive author. It takes place in the mid-nineties and this movie perfectly captures a moment in time. It starts out as two smart guys talking and becomes unexpectedly touching as a fleeting friendship develops. That’s all we can say. This movie has to be seen to be appreciated.
(Above, Jesse Eisenberg doesn’t forget his helmet as he rents a Citibike in NYC.)
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