A Solitary Man
A Solitary Man -Movie Review
A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.
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A Solitary Man stars Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Mary Louise Parker, and the ubiquitous Jesse Eisenberg. The story starts with a very confident, successful car dealer going to his cardiologist and being told that there is a problem with his heart. Six and a half years later we see, not very subtly, the results of his sense of mortality. He’s divorced his wife, (Susan Sarandon), who of course was the perfect wife. He is not only catting around with 19-year-olds but actually sleeps with his current girlfriend’s daughter that he’s supposed to be taking for a college interview. He’s 60, she’s 18. We’ve seen this story before and it’s very similar to Sunshine Boys, but Michael Douglas has never been better, the whole cast is good, it’s well-written, it’s well-acted, and it’s a very good movie. It’s a very entertaining movie. Even though it’s somewhat predictable, it’s still a lot of fun to watch. Four stars.