When Jordan gets ill, she commands Ben to take Allyson to her college interview at Ben's alma mater, where he has been a major donor with his name on the library and everything. Douglas' role as Ben Kalman touches on aspects of his Gordon Gecko of Wall Street and Grady Tripp of Wonder Boys, which is to say he is well cast, not that this is a repetition of those roles or performances. And decides to use Hutch as a pawn in a deadly game. Ben is divorced from his wife, Nancy Susan Sarandon in a luscious cameo ; living with a rich younger woman, Jordan Mary-Louise Parker and her daughter, Allyson, the very talented Imogen Poots ; trying to get a new car dealership approved by the local city council; and chasing women successfully all over the Boroughs. You see, Ben Kalman, the maincharacter, behaves like someone with no moral backbone at all, someonewho either knows no limits or is bent on self destruction. The wrath of his girlfriend Jordan turns out to be very dangerous.
Is there anywhere he can turn? Summary for the movie Ben Kalman is aging: he has heart problems, his marriage is over, he's lost a fortune after being caught cutting corners in his East Coast car business, and he's sleeping with as many women as possible - the younger the better. It's definitely worth ninety minuteson a Sunday afternoon, though. Not the very very end, which I liked,but the place Douglas' character was left. He is the man young adults may need along the way for inspiration and then must discard when they realize some essential parts of the picture, the consistent set of values, was lacking. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. This is a game that has worn thin, but he isn't prepared to give it up. All too pat,and not believable to boot.
He fills that void with ill-advised trysts with youngwomen and depending emotionally on his exasperated daughter. But it's alsotrue that they don't have all that much to do. Along with Douglas,the movie stars Mary-Louise Parker, Imogen Poots, Danny DeVito, SusanSarandon, Jesse Eisenberg, and Jenna Fisher. His ability to love and behave badlysimultaneously? Synopsis Ben Kalman is aging: he has heart problems, his marriage is over, he's lost a fortune after being caught cutting corners in his East Coast car business, and he's sleeping with as many women as possible - the younger the better. Not the very very end, which I liked, but the place Douglas' character was left. Ben is living a nightmare. Meanwhile, the Drug Enforcement Administration wants to nail the vicious drug warlord responsible fo rflooding the States with cheap heroin.
Am I in Paris here? And the best thing is that Douglas lets us see it all -- every year of wear and tear. If you have any doubts about legality of content or you have another suspicions, feel free to. She puts on a great pose of sophistication and independence. He's chosen his current girlfriend, Jordan, because her father can help him get a new auto dealership; she's asked him to escort her daughter, Allyson, 18, on a visit to a Boston college campus. He is also broke and divorced. This isn't a ground-breaking story, but it'scertainly watchable and occasionally emotionally involving. The movie opens before the scandal and 6 ½ years before the current day, with the always-cocky Ben think Tom Sanders in Disclosure going in for his annual physical.
And he pulls it off. And when performed with the sonic prowess of an orchestra, what were once club-compatible Electro-tunes suddenly unfolded a completely new form of emotional energy which left everyone, including the band, completely flabbergasted. For everyone else, Solitary Man is a movie you should watch if itpiques your interest. He also makes friends with a sophomore, Daniel Cheston, whom he calls Cheston Eisenberg. Hutch's bid for freedom takes him into the lawless killing fields of the Golden Triangle, where the scene is set for one final act of betrayal. When he hits rock bottom, will anyone be there? Ben Kalmen is a wise guy who needs to learn a lesson.
Michael Douglas stars as aonce powerful man who lost his wealth and position when he was caughtrunning a scam. He hops from bed to bed while milking his live-in and trying to re-capture the success he exudes from every pore but without the money or the friends he once had. The very best moments involve Ben and Allyson; don't miss them. There's mention of her having had a drinking problem. He leaves Allyson to do what she wants while he befriends a young college student played by Adventureland's Jesse Eisenberg , becoming a mentor in the process.
He is short on wisdom but not on bravery. He behaves badly, and there are consequences to his love life, his finances, and his relationship with his daughter and grandson. You would think he had already learned a big one. And in playing him, Michael Douglas shows himself once again to be a very good and very brave actor, for more so than people tend to realize. It's a drama with slight comedic elements. The real reason to see Solitary Man is the cast.
It's a little hard to understand how his ex-wife Nancy Sarandon can remain so understanding, not to mention his daughter Susan's rallying when she has once given up on him. Let's just say the story evolves from here with Ben's life spiraling downhill, all of his own doing. How can one bit of unfortunate news about possiblehealth problems send a man so far away from his grounding on planetearth and cause him to ruin everything in his life? He behaves badly, and there are consequences to his love life, his finances, and his relationship with his daughter and grandson. His current girlfriend, who apparently knows something of and tolerateshis loose standards, presses him to go with her daughter to a collegeadmission interview over a weekend out of town. Things are not going wellfor this guy at all. Douglas takes on this role fearlessly and it leads him along familiar trajectories into a new place. Obviously, there must have been some deep characterflaw in him all along, but we have no idea what it might have been.
He's chosen his current girlfriend, Jordan, because her father can help him get a new auto dealership; she's asked him to escort her daughter, Allyson, 18, on a visit to a Boston college campus. All of his powerful friends have abandoned him. The movie revolves entirely around Douglas' character. Ben is a wonderfully complex creation, charismatic and charming and sexy and yet very clearly also a jerk. Some of the parts arebigger than others I really wish Sarandon would have been a largerpart of the movie , but fans of any of them will want to see this.