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Solitary Man (2009)

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A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.

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Brian Koppelman
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas ... Ben Kalmen
Susan Sarandon ... Nancy Kalmen
Danny DeVito ... Jimmy Marino
Mary-Louise Parker ... Jordon Karsch
Jenna Fischer ... Susan Porter
Imogen Poots ... Allyson Karsch
Jesse Eisenberg ... Daniel Cheston
Richard Schiff ... Steve Heller
Jake Siciliano ... Scotty
David Costabile ... Gary Porter
Ben Shenkman ... Peter Hartofilias
Anastasia Griffith ... Carol Salomonde
Alex Kaluzhsky ... Ted Loof
Simona Williams ... Nurse (as Simona Levin Williams)
James Colby ... Sgt. John Haverford
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Storyline

Ben Kalman is aging: he has heart problems, his marriage is over, he's lost a fortune after being caught cutting corners in his East Coast car business, and he's sleeping with as many women as possible - the younger the better. He's chosen his current girlfriend, Jordan, because her father can help him get a new auto dealership; she's asked him to escort her daughter, Allyson, 18, on a visit to a Boston college campus. He behaves badly, and there are consequences to his love life, his finances, and his relationship with his daughter and grandson. Is there anywhere he can turn? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Ben loves his family almost as much as he loves himself

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre solitario See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,936, 23 May 2010

Gross USA:

$4,360,548

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,245,746
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Douglas's next film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) was also filmed at Fordham University and again co-starred Susan Sarandon. See more »

Quotes

Susan Porter: You're gonna be okay.
Ben Kalmen: You came to see me?
Susan Porter: Yeah.
Ben Kalmen: You're gold, Suse. You're... pure gold.
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Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Perdido
Written by Florian Fleishman
Performed by Noiseshaper
Published by Schacht Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Sounds from The Roof
By arrangement with Visions from The Roof
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Stellar cast
21 April 2010 | by peteschullerSee all my reviews

Solitary Man hit home for me in a few ways. First of all, the stellar cast was in fact...stellar. Michael Douglas is in top form with a role he's familiar with on screen. Michael's character grows on us as a wise, go-get tum, never-mind-the-bollix attitude that we love to see in ourselves. Deep down however, it's apparent he's reaching for his youth. He befriends a young character (Jesse Eisenberg) advising him about college, love and zest for life, but when things begin to fall apart in his own life, he's forced himself to finally make a decision to face the challenges of his own not so youthful life. Only Michael Douglas could pull this off IMHO. He carries his character in such a way that we still care about him, even after his rather devious actions. The film really could be considered a vehicle for Michael, being in almost every scene, yet there stands Danny DeVito, Susan Sarandon, Marie Louise Parker, Jesse Eisenberg, etc to support this fine film.


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