The soloist [videorecording] / DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media, a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production in association with Working Title Films
DVDs | Paramount Home Entertainment | c2009 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD S DRAMA)
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Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2009.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish.
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisagay Hamilton.
Producers, Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; screenplay, Susannah Grant ; director, Joe Wright ; director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; film editor, Paul Tothill ; music, Dario Marianelli.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Based on the book "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some drug use and language.
In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations.
Special features: An unlikely friendship : making 'The soloist' ; Deleted scenes ; Commentary by director Joe Wright.
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