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

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2 June 2010 (Sweden)  »

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El hombre solitario  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$94,936 (USA) (21 May 2010)

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$4,360,548 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito appear together for the first time in over 20 years since The War of the Roses (1989). See more »

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Jimmy Merino: 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.
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Art imitating life
28 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

Michael Douglas is going through a rough time right now in his personal time. He still made it to a late night talk show and you could see that the man cannot be borough down. You could also see that he has something about him. And that is something, that even though he should be hated in this, makes him still kinda likable.

How does he manage that? I guess some call it "swagga". And through it all (even the self-awareness, which would be a tough sell, if it weren't for Michael Douglas and his terrific performance) he manages to convince with his performance and bring through the true colors of his character. Which aren't very nice ones.

There are hints and other things, but it might leave quite a few things open, that most viewers would like an answer to. But I liked it just how it is. And the ending almost couldn't have been better (imho)


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