Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Soloist

Matt's friend gave us some movies the other day, and this was one of them.

Robert Downy Jr. plays a reporter who meets a homeless person (played by Jamie Foxx) on the street one night. Foxx is a very talented musician, and Downy learns from him that he went to Julliard. Downy is struck by how someone talented enough to go to Julliard could end up in the street. He decides to write an article about him. The movie is about the friendship they develop.

It was hard to see the street life, especially those with mental problems. Foxx's character had schizophrenia. The way the film depicted that was so sad. He kept hearing voices that told him how bad he was. His mental condition is why he left Julliard.

If you're looking for a comedy, this isn't the show for you. It was very interesting and heart warming at times, but also sad and somewhat depressing at other times.


Rorie said...

I have been really interested in seeing this one. I'll have to add it to our queue.

Hilary said...

so how many stars? it looked really good from the trailer, but I don't want to get depressed if it's only a 2-star movie :)

Andrea said...

Hil, I'm not sure if you are basing the star scale on five or what, but I'd probably give it a . . . 3.5 or maybe 4 out of 5. It was well done, and a very interesting story. It is a bit of a downer though.