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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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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Steve Heller
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Gary Porter
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Peter Hartofilias
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Carol Salomonde
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Ted Loof
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Nurse (as Simona Levin Williams)
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Sgt. John Haverford
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 June 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre solitario  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,936, 23 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,360,548, 4 October 2010
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Douglas's next film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) was also filmed at Fordham University and again co-starred Susan Sarandon. See more »

Quotes

Ben Kalmen: You got your little jokes, you know, the Spanish thing, interests are the same, and the studying. But, um, are you getting it, you know, where it counts?
Maureen: Oh, Ben. Cheston thinks you care about him.
Ben Kalmen: This has nothing to do with him. He's never gonna know about this. Never.
Maureen: Aren't you a little old for all this?
Ben Kalmen: You're still standing here, aren't you?
Maureen: Yeah, 'cause I'm contemplating throwing this drink in your face. But I'm not going to, because I don't want Cheston to know what you just tried. So ...
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Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Stormy High
Written by Stephen McBean
Performed by Black Mountain
Published by Your Bad Evenings Music (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Jagjaguwar
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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I walked out of this movie.
12 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

It's been a long time since I've walked out of a movie but I just could not keep watching a character I cared nothing about. You don't have to like movie characters but there has to be some sort of character development for me to feel invested in the person and his or her situation. I thought the impetus for Michael Douglas' downward spiral (his possible heart problem) was contrived and just didn't make sense. It became too painful to sit there when I just didn't care if he lived or died or killed himself or somebody else killed him. He wasn't even particularly evil - just banal. Save your time and money for something better!


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