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The Soloist
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Directed By
Joe Wright

Written By:
Susannah Grant, Steve Lopez

Cast:
Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hollander, Stephen Root, Nelsan Ellis, Rachael Harris, Angela Featherstone, Justin Martin, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Meggan Anderson, Matt Besser, Alejandro Patino, Justin Rodgers Hall, Hallie Lambert, Maggie Wagner, Lejla Hadzimuratovic, Troy Blendell, Franklin Ruehl, Rob Nagle, Kai Nuuhiwa, Pete Brown, Marissa Ghavami, Ingrid Coree, Kitty Kreidler, Holly Sherman, Richard Hansen, Ricky Marciano, Wally Lozano, Pete Ilarius, Heather La Bella, Aurelius DiBarsanti, Susane Lee, David Jean Thomas, Paul Edney, Karmyn Tyler, Robyn Jean Springer, Sharon Savene, Troy Williams, Jeff Sutherland, Ilia Volok, Ilia Volok, Michael Bunin, Paul Greenberg, Lemon, Ralph Cole Jr., Joshua Cabrera, Artel Great, George Meyers, Edward Kiniry-Ostro, Annie McKnight, Joe Hernandez-Kolski, Patrick Tatten, Paul Cruz, Kirsten Lea, Michael Maddigan, Charlie Weirauch, Marcos De Silvas, Jules Sanchez, Lauren E. Gates, Halbert Bernal, Jayce Bradley, Francesca Kortesmaki, Palma Lawrence Reed, Therese Kortesmaki, S. Zev Esquenazi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Janaya Sultze, Valentyna Svyatchenko

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The Soloist (2009)
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Movie Review by Martin
December 13th, 2009

I really wasn't feeling it with "The Soloist" a flick that pretty much bored me from beginning to end even though it has so much going for it.

The Reason I watched it is because stars Robert Downey Jnr and Jamie Foxx are two very good actors, but the plot, in Which Downey Jnr plays a reporter who befriends and trys to help a talented, homeless musician, just didn't do anything for me. Apart from exploring Foxx's characters background and mental illness a bit, nothing really happens until the end of this and although he is good in the part, the character Foxx is playing can sometimes just come of as irritating, rabbiting on and not letting the promising (and charismatic as usual) Downey Jnr get a word in edgeways.

In short, a boring movie this, which had an understandable limited release here in Britain.

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