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The soloist

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (EAS, OSH)

Edition

Widescreen version.

Languages

English, Spanish, or French dialogue with optional English, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned.

Performers

Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisagay Hamilton.

Publication Information

Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2009.

Physical Description

1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some drug use and language.

Summary

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.

Notes

Title from container.

Based on the novel "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez.

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