Solitary Man

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: July 2, 2010 (limited)
DVD: September 7, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.87
based on 133 votes and 18 reviews
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Cast: Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jenna Fischer, Jesse Eisenberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny DeVito


Ben Kalmen (Michael Douglas), a fifty-something New Yorker and former successful car dealer, through his own bad choices lost his entire business.

When the film opens, Ben's on the verge of a comeback, but some of the same motivations that led to his demise are threatening to take him down again. He's divorced from Nancy, his college sweetheart and the one person who knows him better than anyone. Although he still finds the time to hang out with his daughter Susan and his adoring grandson, she breaks off contact when she discovers he's seeing one of her friends. His girlfriend Jordan is the daughter of a very influential businessman who's on the board of a major auto manufacturer.

If Ben can just keep his hubris in check for a little while longer, he will be back as big as ever. But circumstances place him in very close proximity with the one girl he shouldn't touch, throwing everything into jeopardy.

Director: Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Stephen Soderbergh, Paul Schiff
Screenplay: Brian Koppelman
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  • 2 stars "Michael Douglas' gives a very good performance. Unfortunately that is the only positive thing I can say about this crappy movie."
  • 1 star "what garbage!! A waste of a telented cast."
  • 2 stars "Not very good at all. The performances were good, especially Douglas' performance, but the writing and direction was not very good. Even the strong performances couldn't save this film from a bad script."