• Solitary Man (2010)

Solitary Man

Release Date: May 21st, 2010

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 2010

R |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

A series of bad decisions upends car dealer Ben Kalmen's (Michael Douglas) business, his wandering eye costs him his marriage to Nancy (Susan Sarandon), and he has to relocate from a grand home to a tiny flat. Even Ben's current girlfriend Jordan (Mary-Louise Parker) knows he's far from perfect. But a hastily planned trip to Boston -- he's showing Jordan's teen daughter, Allyson (Imogen Poots), one of the city's many colleges -- just might rouse Ben from his losing streak.

Cast: Michael Douglas, Mary-Louise Parker, Jenna Fischer, Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Ben Shenkman, David Costabile, Susan Sarandon

Director: Brian Koppelman , David Levien

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Nu Image, Paul Schiff

Keywords: Fall, Love, Transformation, New York City, Girlfriend, Temptation, Amusing, Family, Endearing, 2000s, Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Solitary Man is a wafer-thin film with a river-deep, mountain-high performance from Douglas. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The film's real shocker is its unpleasantness. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    This attractive cast may help get an audience, but they will surely puzzle over such a downward-spiraling story that lacks inner logic. show more

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