Solitary Man

May 21st 2010
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • R,
  • 90 min,
  • Other
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jenna Fischer, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny DeVito, Richard Schiff, Imogen Poots, Anastasia Griffith, Ben Shenkman, David Costabile, Arthur J. Nascarella, Alex Kaluzhsky, Adam Pally, Lila Urda, James Colby, Jake Richard Siciliano, James Thomas Bligh, Stephanie Danielson, Katherine Owens
  • Directors: Brian Koppelman, David Levien
  • Writer: Brian Koppelman
  • Producers: Heidi Jo Markel, Paul Schiff, Steven Soderbergh
  • Co Producer: Jared Goldman
  • Executive Producers: Moshe Diamant, Danny Dimbort, Joe Gatta, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short
  • Art Direction: Doug Huszti
  • Casting: Avy Kaufman
  • Costume Designs: Jenny Gering, Ellen Mirojnick
  • D.O.P.: Alwin H. Kuchler
  • Editor: Tricia Cooke
  • Makeup: Susan Reilly LeHane
  • Music: Michael Penn
  • Production Design: Robert Pearson
  • Set Decoration: Regina Graves


Ben Kalmen is feeling his age, but you wouldn't know it from the company he keeps. A former car dealership mogul, until legal troubles knocked him out of business, Ben now keeps a grip on the world through his relationships with women - many women.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: New York City, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Language and some sexual content
  • Production Companies: Millennium Films, Smartest Man Productions
  • Production Schedule: November 2008 - January 2009

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2010 Guide Analysis: "Scoring mixed reviews at Toronto in the Fall, the duo behind the scripts for "Rounders" and "Ocean's 13" penned and directed this comedy which essentially takes a look at the depressing middle-aged future of a once-charming roguish womaniser - a character that Michael Douglas has essentially played in much of his on-screen work from "Romancing the Stone" to "Fatal Attraction".

Though the casting is inspired and Douglas himself scored praise for a fully committed performance, reaction to the film itself proved much more divided with the character's highly unsympathetic antics pushing things so far that quite a few automatically dismissed it, no matter how effective its examination of middle-aged male insecurity proved to be.

Even with a strong supporting cast, from Douglas' old on-screen partner Danny Devito to the likes of Susan Sarandon, there was a tepid response to the direction and some final act issues that apparently don't justify what come before it. With a limited release set for around March, it should be interesting to see how the different demographics, especially older men and women, react to this."

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