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Goodbye Solo (2008)

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Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever.

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On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young family. William is a tough Southern good ol' boy with a lifetime of regrets. One man's American dream is just beginning, while the other's is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit. Through this unlikely but unforgettable friendship, GOODBYE SOLO deftly explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of America. Written by Anonymous

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$38,042 (USA) (27 March 2009)

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$871,275 (USA) (6 November 2009)
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Bahrain said in an interview that his script was inspired by "Taste of Cherry" 1997 by Abbas Kiarostami. See more »

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The protagonist's taxi is shown on the Linville Viaduct. This is not on the route between Blowing Rock and Winston-Salem. See more »

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[first lines]
William: [passenger] Why you laughing?
Solo: [driver] I'm not laughing just now.
William: No, No! You told me it would cost $200. Well I'll give you a thousand, to take me out there on October 20th.
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Solo Must-See!!
2 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw CHOP SHOP at the film forum and loved it, so when a friend told me to go see GOODBYE SOLO, I took the recommendation. SOLO was different from what I expected. It was a lot funnier than CHOP SHOP. I laughed so hard, especially in the beginning. Toward the end, things start to get a lot more emotional. It's a life-affirming film with such a subtly of power that it's haunting. Once the film was over and everything sunk in, it stayed with me, even after leaving the theater and into the night. This is proof enough that Ramin Bahrani has made something original and vital. Like in CHOP SHOP, you can feel the soul of these characters. I can't wait to see what he will be working on next. I hope these actors go up for huge awards or make great careers for themselves, and I hope that Bahrani keeps making movies as good and as sublime as this one.


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