Solitary Man


Solitary Man tells the dryly funny yet all too relatable story of Ben Kalmen (Michael Douglas), a fifty-something New Yorker and former successful car dealer, who through his own bad choices lost his entire business. He's also divorced from Nancy (Susan Sarandon), his college sweetheart and the one person who knows him better than anyone. Although he still finds the time for his daughter Susan (Jenna Fischer) and her adoring grandson, his role as more of a friend than father or grandfather is starting to wear thin on the family. His girlfriend Jordan (Mary-Louise Parker) is the daughter of a very influential businessman who's on the board of a major auto manufacturer. If Ben can just keep his hubris in check for a little while longer, he will be back as big as ever, but some of the same motivations that lead to his demise are threatening to take him down again, and for good.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Solitary Man’ Interview with Brian Koppelman and David Levien

Since premiering this summer in limited release, the Independent drama Solitary Man has done nothing but garner praise for its leading man Michael Douglas. Centered on his blazing white-hot performance as Ben Kalmen, the movie tells the relatable tale of a successful car dealer who has lost his entire business and his wife, who happens to be his best friend in the world. Surrounded by supporting players Danny DeVito, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg, and Mary-Louise Parker, co-directors Brian Koppelman (who wrote the screenplay) and David Levien have crafted one of the finest pieces of adult cinema seen this year. Solitary Man arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, September 7th. To help celebrate this release, we caught up with both Brian Koppelman and David Levien to discuss the movie and its strong place in 2010's best of line-up.

The commentary included on this DVD does a great job of exploring every bit of behind-the-scenes minutia that you could possibly think of. Is there anything left to say about Solitary Man that you haven't already covered at this point?

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‘Solitary Man’ Takes the Lonely Road to DVD and Blu-ray on September 7th

You can bring home the latest film from actor Michael Douglas on both DVD and Blu-ray this September. Solitary Man will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 7. The standard DVD will be priced at $29.98 SRP while the BD will be priced at $39.99 SRP and you can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Mary-Louise Parker, Jenna Fischer, Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots.

Michael Douglas, as Ben Kalmen, leads a brilliant all-star cast with his "triumphant performance" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in this smart and sophisticated comedy. Ben had a thriving career, a beautiful family, and a luxury apartment in the heart of Manhattan, but the same irresistible charm that got him to the top is also the cause of his downfall. He desperately attempts to regain his status the only way he knows how: through a woman. But when his wandering eye turns to the wrong woman, he looks to his family, and long time friend (Danny DeVito), to help get him back on his feet again - only this time he's got nothing to lose.

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2010's Summer Movie Preview Spectacular in 3D Duo-Vision - Part 1!

Rocket-powered super suits! Jolly green giants! Living toys! Gun-totting Mercenaries! Talking animals of all shapes and sizes! A pint-sized Karate expert! Civil War zombies! Water slides! Weather-shifting tykes! Flesh-eating fish! Bumbling cops! One ugly mother f'er! And the worst movie ever made! If that collective spasm of genre defying monoliths doesn't scream "Summer Movie Season" loud and clear, nothing else ever will. The temperature is about to rise, and so is the palpable excitement found inside your local multiplex. It's about to get very hot in here, and there are more than a handful of huge blockbusters aiming to burn down that big screen in a blaze of glory.

What's the Fuss: Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero Iron Man, reuniting director Jon Favreau and Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr.. In Iron Man 2, the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.

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Mary-Louise Parker Joins ‘Solitary Man’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Parker will play Jordan, a high-powered society beau of Douglas' character, Ben.

Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito and Jenna Fischer are co-starring in the Millennium Films feature. Brian Koppelman and David Levien will direct from Koppelman's script.

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