• 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
    NPR

    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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