Watch the first preview for “The End of the Tour,” starring Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace…
…then tell us what you think.
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In an uncharitable mood, I would say that this trailer is telling us that brilliant white dudes have had a lot of brilliant thoughts throughout history, and all of those brilliant white dudes from history with their brilliant thoughts tend to add up and weigh heavily on the brilliant white dudes of today, but if we’re lucky, the brilliant white dudes of today will find a way to rise above their crushing fear of not being as brilliant as the brilliant white dudes from history, and they will become truly brilliant white dudes in their own right, and the way we will know that they have become truly brilliant white dudes is not because they will actually do or say anything brilliant, but because they will smile knowingly at each other, in that special brilliant white dude way, as the music swells.
In a charitable mood, I would say that Jason Segal is trying really hard with that accent and doing a pretty good job.