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Monday, August 10, 2009

The Soloist DVD Review

I have been very impressed with Robert Downey, Jr. of late. From his hilarious part in Tropic Thunder, to his believable part in Iron Man, I have watched him clean up his act and waited in eager anticipation for him to propose marriage. I'm still waiting. His versatility did not disappoint in this film. Jamie Foxx is another story. Not sure why, but he strikes me as uber cocky. This makes his plights not so believable to me. Sure, he was good in Ray, but I don't know... something about him...

This film is based on a true story about a newspaper reporter, Lopez (Downey, Jr.) who changes the life of a street musician, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Foxx) by realizing his potential and wanting to see him succeed. Ayers is a former classical music prodigy who was once renowned for his genius. Lopez makes it his mission to bring Ayers out of the gutter and help him find his way back to normal life.

I appreciated the story, but I was not extremely impressed. I'm not sure whether my dislike for Foxx overshadowed my ability to enjoy it, but I don't think so. I just found myself not caring too much.

Family Time Factor: Would be best as a date night movie, but is PG-13 and not inappropriate for younger viewers. It might help show them the plight of the homeless.

MOTR Grade: C

The Soloist is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray!!!


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