• Goodbye Solo (2009)

Goodbye Solo

Release Date: March 27th, 2009

DVD Release Date: August 25th, 2009

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Solo (Souléymane Sy Savané) is a Senegalese cab driver in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, working hard to provide for his wife and child. When he picks up William (Red West), an old man with seemingly nothing left to live for, Solo makes it his personal mission to convince William that life is worth living, despite William's insistence that he just wants to be left alone. As they reveal more of their lives, both men realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit.

Cast: Souléymane Sy Savané, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo, Lane 'Roc' Williams, Mamadou Lam, Carmen Leyva

Director: Ramin Bahrani

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Gigantic Pictures

Keywords: Daughter, Transformation, Underdog, Charming, 2000s, Friendship, Inspiring, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A quietly soulful study of two very different men. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Wherever you live, when this film opens, it will be the best film in town. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It is both funny and sad, placid and provocative and, above all, hopeful and despairing. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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