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The Soloist

The Soloist
  • 2009
  • UK/US/France
  • 117 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Joe Wright
  • Written by: Screenplay:, Susannah Grant, Book and articles:, Steve Lopez
  • Cast: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr, Catherine Keener
  • Website: www.soloistmovie.com

Wright makes a splashy stateside debut with this true-life drama about an unexpected friendship between world-weary LA journalist Steve Lopez (Downey Jr) and homeless musician Nathaniel Ayers (Foxx). This isn't a bad effort, but it falls well short of the greatness it clearly aspires to.

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The Soloist

17 Sep 20092 stars

True life drama from Atonement director

Having brought a brittle grace to adaptations of Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, director Joe Wright makes a splashy stateside debut with The Soloist, a true-life drama about an unexpected friendship between world-weary LA journalist Steve Lopez…

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