Somewhere between Wall Street's Gordon Gekko and Wonder Boys' Grady Tripp on Michael Douglas' scale of scoundrels lies Ben Kalmen, the proud center of attention in Brian Koppelman and David Levien's Solitary Man. Ben wasn't so scared of sixty -- well-respected as a businessman, well-loved by his family -- until his doctor says that he's not so keen on his EKG. Nothing specific, mind you, but that mere mention of mortality is enough to send Ben out the door and off his path. Several months, a business scandal and a divorce later, Ben's trying to convince himself that his latter-day lifestyle of frequent flings with pretty young things is more of a swan dive than a free fall...
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