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Plot, Details & Awards

Solitary Man

Rated R for language and some sexual content.

R In Theaters 05/21/2010 , 90min.
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Plot & Details

Michael Douglas stars in this dialogue-driven comedy drama about an ethically challenged New York businessman who finds his life falling apart due to a series of career missteps and personal foul-ups. Once upon a time, Ben Kalmen (Douglas) had everything a man could possibly want -- a high-paying job, a beautiful wife, and a spacious Manhattan apartment -- but now all of that is a distant memory. The former owner of a successful auto dealership, Ben has recently lost everything thanks to his own inability to resist his impulses. But the resilient Ben isn't the type of guy to stay down for the count, and lately things are starting to look up for him again. Despite being divorced from his former college sweetheart Nancy (Susan Sarandon), Ben still manages to see his daughter, Susan (Jenna Fischer), and his grandson on a regular basis, and his new girlfriend, Jordan (Mary-Louise Parker), may have just the connections needed to help the floundering businessman get his career back on track. When Ben takes Jordan's college-bound daughter, Allyson (Imogen Poots), on a tour of a prospective school, however, his steely new resolve is put to the ultimate test.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Seattle International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Seattle International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Traverse City Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Traverse City Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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