California Solo A long way from his Full Monty days, Robert Carlyle is reason enough to stick with this odd and interesting little sleeper, California Solo .… California Solo A long way from his Full Monty days, Robert Carlyle is reason enough to stick with this odd and interesting little sleeper, California Solo .… 2012-11-30 Unrated PT94M Drama Robert Carlyle Strand Releasing
Movie Review

California Solo (2012)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
CALIFORNIA SOLO Alexia Rasmussen, Robert Carlyle
Image credit: Matthew Barnes
CALIFORNIA SOLO Alexia Rasmussen, Robert Carlyle
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Nov 30, 2012; Rated: Unrated; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Robert Carlyle; Distributor: Strand Releasing

A long way from his Full Monty days, Robert Carlyle is reason enough to stick with this odd and interesting little sleeper, California Solo. The Scottish actor is wonderfully transparent and natural as a middle-aged, never-quite-famous former Britpop musician whose chosen hideaway of a life as a California farmworker comes undone when a DUI charge threatens him with deportation. There's a lovely gravity and specificity to the story that transcends instances of bumpy filmmaking. B

Originally posted Nov 28, 2012 Published in issue #1236 Dec 07, 2012 Order article reprints