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The Soloist

An unlikely friendship develops between Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.), a Los Angeles reporter, and an exceptionally talented but homeless man named Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx). Hoping to help the amazing musician (as well as his own career), the journalist writes a series of articles about the former Juilliard student. But the media attention has mixed results for both of them. The movie is based on a true story. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 116
Theater Release: 24 Apr 2009
Video Release: 04 Aug 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Soloist is rated PG-13: for thematic elements, some drug use and language.

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener.
Studio: 2009 Paramount/Dreamworks
Website: Official site for The Soloist.

Detailed Review

The Soloist might not have been the kind of happy ending film I was expecting, but it is powerful and thought provoking on many levels. Confronting social issues straight on,… 
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Why Is The Soloist Rated PG-13?

Dealing with the plight of homeless people, this film portrays street fights that occasionally result… 
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Talk It Over

What does Steve do to help Nathaniel? Why are some of his overtures rejected? Why… 
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