Hello everyone! I would love to take the time here to write about what the best movie of 2015 is (so far). We have had our many blockbusters, dramas, horrors and action packed films and I am going to choose my favorite film of 2015. How I will be deciding this is on premise, performances and story line.
Before I begin I would like to delve into some of my favorites, but are not my #1 movie of the year (so far).
Here is my list of honorable mentions.
Honorable Mentions: Furious 7, Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Southpaw, True Story, It Follows, Mad Max: Fury Road, Dope, Ex Machina, The Overnight, Inside Out and The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
These are majority of my favorites so far this year. But not my #1.
So far, the best movie of the year is.........
Drum roll please!
The End Of The Tour! Starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg.
Seriously, go see this movie. It is in a very limited release at this point but should go wider here soon.
Jason Segel plays author David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg plays Rolling Stone employee David Lipsky. Lipsky goes on tour with Wallace to find out about him and what inspires him to write. Wallace is an acclaimed author and what we learn along the way is he is also a complicated yet interesting human being.
The reason to see this is movie is because of the performances. I pray Segel wins an Oscar. I doubt he will, but he totally deserves it. It is his film. And he is unreal in it. It's the best dramatic turn I have seen from a comedic actor. Eisenberg is good as well. But he has been on this stage before and is pretty much doing what Eisenberg usually does. He still nails it though.
The movie seems also just like a long (very long) conversation between the two actors in different settings. Yet, I could not keep my eyes off the screen. It sucks you in and keeps you engulfed with these guys lives and stories the entire time. Its remarkable.
I don't want to spoil anything for you guys. Just seriously, go see this film. You will not regret it.
This movie is also based on a true story. David Foster Wallace was one talented, interesting and complex man. R.I.P.
Here is the trailer for you guys!