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1996: shortly after the appearance of his new novel Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) sets off on a 5-day promotional tour through the USA. The journalist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) accompanies the writer, who has been celebrated as a genius, in order to write a portrait of him for Rolling Stone. During the journey, an at first hesitant, then gentle relationship develops that could almost be described as a friendship. They laugh a lot together, confess personal weaknesses to each other, talk about films, music and popular culture, with Lipsky recording their conversations. But the content of the tapes is never published. The End of the Tour is a warm road-movie full of humour and quiet melancholy that allows deep insights into the inner workings of a unsettled artistic soul.