Solitary Man

Rating = B-

This is the story of a once successful man, Ben Kalmen, who faced his own mortality by spiraling into failure. The acting is fine, particularly by Michael Douglas. It is also interesting to see Susan Sarandon looking older and a little softer (the latter perhaps is just good acting). The premise is interesting, but the parts of the story involving Ben's college friend and the young male college student he meets and advises seem pretty contrived.

[2010-08-13, Cape Cinema, Dennis, MA]