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Solitary Man (2010)

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Details Release Date: May 21, 2010; Rated: R; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Michael Douglas, Jesse Eisenberg and Mary-Louise Parker; Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment

STARRING Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Mary-Louise Parker
WRITTEN BY Brian Koppelman
DIRECTED BY Brian Koppelman & David Levien

In this R-rated drama, Michael Douglas stars as a former car-dealership tycoon juggling relationships with his ex-wife (Susan Sarandon), his girlfriend (Mary-Louise Parker), and his girlfriend's 18-year-old daughter (Imogen Poots). After four decades of ethically challenged roles (including Wall Street's Gordon Gekko), the actor cops to having a soft spot for flawed characters. ''I like to flirt with that gray area,'' he says, ''not overtly being heroic or a villain. Just being human.''

Originally posted Apr 16, 2010 Published in issue #1099-1100 Apr 23, 2010 Order article reprints