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Year
2015
Runtime
106 min.
Director
James Ponsoldt
Genres
Drama, Biography
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
16,295
Checks
1,512
Favs
109
Dislikes
8
Favs/checks
7.2% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
14:1
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  1. ClownBaby's avatar

    ClownBaby

    This is a film made for fans of David Foster Wallace. If you have no interest in his work, or more importantly, how he was outside of his books, this one may bore you. On the other hand though, if you have a capacity for talky movies about philosophy, literature, and the philosophy of literature then this may be for you. Segel and Eisenberg both embrace their roles in a way that was necessary in order for the film to have any weight, and Segel's performance makes me eager to see him in more serious roles (not to discount Eisenberg but we all already know how good he can be). It will leaving you thinking afterward. 3 years 8 months ago
  2. The_Comatorium's avatar

    The_Comatorium

    I thought Jessie Eisenberg was miscast but I enjoyed the film. Segel was fantastic. 3 years 8 months ago
  3. Zeus-Incorrigible's avatar

    Zeus-Incorrigible

    one of the most moving and deeply human movies i have ever seen. i've never read david foster wallace and i don't really want to after watching; i feel like i know him, and i feel like i can't know any more from him without seeing more through others.

    watch this through the eyes of jason segel's performance if you're familiar with loneliness. watch this with equal attention to both characters if you're familiar with being treated the way jason segel's character is.

    this is a film targeted at all audiences, and it is a film made to show the loneliness behind success driven by desperation. all writers are alone. remember this.
    2 years 8 months ago
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