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The Soloist
6.6 Rating
(296 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx

Nathaniel Ayers
Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

Steve Lopez
Catherine Keener

Catherine Keener

Mary Weston
Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander

Graham Claydon
LisaGay Hamilton

LisaGay Hamilton

Jennifer Ayers
Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis

David Carter
Rachael Harris

Rachael Harris

Leslie Bloom
Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Curt Reynolds


Written by
Susannah Grant

Susannah Grant

(screenplay)
Steve Lopez

Steve Lopez



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A beautiful display of friendship.

4 years, 10 months ago at Oct 4 19:58
2 votes
''Beauty is art, music is beauty.''

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Jamie Foxx: Nathaniel Ayers

2009 has been a year of many true stories, book adaptations and documentaries. The Soloist offers a true to life story, terrific performances and a stab at the real Amer... read more
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Description: In “The Soloist,” an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Oscar winner Jamie Foxx), a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his w ... (more)
Release date: 24 April 2009
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"June 9 "I've never loved anything the way he loves music." This was a good movie. Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx deliver good performances and the story and writing was good too. It's not the kind of movie that really inspired me, but I thought it was a well-made film."


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