Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Soloist (2009) Synopsis

SYNOPSIS: Hollywood heavyweights Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. team up in this drama based on a true story. Foxx (Ray) stars as Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless man with remarkable musical talent, and Downey Jr. plays a writer who realizes the man's gift. The filmmaker, Joe Wright moves away from historical Britain to direct this film ~ "The Soloist."

A schizophrenic, Nathaniel Ayers, is a homeless musician from Skid Row, Los Angeles who dreams of playing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Through "chance," he meets a journalist, Steve Lopez, who tries to help this mentally disturbed man get "back on his feet" and make his dreams come true. Based on a book by Lopez, an account of his relationship with Ayers. Dr. Oliver Sacks, a famed neurologist, authenticates the Lopez account in his most recent book, "Musicophilia."

STARRING: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Joe Wright

Rated: PG-13

Genre: Drama

Theatrical Release: Apr 24, 2009 Wide

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