Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The End of the Tour is a superb, mature drama based on a 1996 interview between reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel). There's a reference to suicide and some very strong language ("f--k," "s--t," etc.), plus several sexual references (to masturbation, anonymous sex, oral sex, etc.), though no actual sex is shown. Characters smoke a lot of cigarettes and drink socially; cocaine, heroin, and other drugs are also referenced but not shown. Though the movie is talky, it's also intelligent, subtle, and profound, touching on topics like celebrity, journalism, writing, friendship, and loyalty (as wel as, briefly, issues like addiction and suicide). Teens interested in pursuing writing as a career will find plenty to think about here.
References to masturbation, sleeping with anonymous female fans during a book tour, and oral sex.
Reference to suicide.
Uses of "f--k," "s--t," "d--k," and "butthole," plus "Jesus" (as an exclamation).
Though there's no obvious moral, there's plenty to think about in terms of celebrity, journalism, writing, friendship, and loyalty. The film also touches briefly on issues of addiction and suicide.
References to McDonalds, KFC, Taco Bell, Pepsi, M&Ms, Pop Tarts, and Topol (the smoker's tooth-polish).
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters regularly smoke cigarettes. Use of chewing tobacco. Drinking beer in a social setting. References to drinking, snorting cocaine, and using heroin.