Solitary Man (2009)


“When my father gave me this place years ago, I used to dream about these girls. Every night, dreams, all kinds of dreams about ’em. But then I’d see them coming back after graduation. They’d come to homecomings, ballgames. They’d sit at the same tables, eat the same food. And I’d look at them and I noticed, they don’t stay like this. None of ’em. They put on years and pounds and wrinkles. And I got one like that at home. So. And we can talk to each other. I know her and I’ll always know her. ” – Jimmy Merino

Number of Times Seen – Twice (9 Jan 2011 and 12 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A car salesman has a mid life crisis and must deal with the various repercussions of the way he has begun to act.

My Take on it – Michael Douglas is a great actor and this film helps him shine even if his character is not very likable at all.

The story plays out in an interesting way that allows for the viewer to see the aftereffects of his actions throughout.

The dialogue is written quite well and helps show how intelligent this character truly is despite the fact that he never acts in a more responsible way in his life.

The supporting cast is amazing with Danny Devito, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Jenna Fischer, Imogen Poots, Richard Schiff and Bruce Altman all adding to the atmosphere of the story.

Unfortunately the story gets very tiresome, very quickly and that drags things down a bit because it feels as if it is being a bit too repetitive in its message.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Michael Douglas and Danny Devito were roommates in New York in the 1960s. (From IMDB)

Rating – ??? Worthy (?/10)

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