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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 65

    The best scenes in Solitary Man find Douglas at his most charming, dispensing nuggets of wisdom to whomever will listen. His may not be an altogether honorable life, but it's a life in full. show more

  • 65
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    As a character study Solitary Man, like Ben, has no center. What he amounts to is a pretty consistent set of attitudes and behaviors which, while shocking, are not all that interesting. 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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