A blog dealing with either the joy of cinema or the agony of cinema--nothing in between.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Star vehicles can result in a wreck if not all of the parts are in place. Solitary Man is a vehicle for Michael Douglas, and though he is fine in the lead with some fine actors around him, it does not contain a script to keep it on track. It is about a snakey yet likable luxury car dealer who finds out there is an irregularity with his heart, and decides to live life even moreso on his own terms. Along the way, he begins to lose everything that is important to him. This is not a movie where the lead character realizes the error of his ways and changes his life, which is probably a good thing, but the movie doesn't really have a point, at least that I could derive from it. Also the script is pretty awful as well. Again, Douglas is solid as usual, as he can make even the weakest lines sound interesting. Still its not enough to sustain this uninteresting film.