You know that Indie Populism that pervades this site (or, at least, my posts)? Not exactly mainstream studio friendly, but mainstream independent film friendly? Indie flicks with big fucking hearts and epiphanic moments and a little quirk tucked in here, or a little whimsy dashed up there. Cool music, lots of dialog.
Yeah. That’s Solitary Man, at least judging from the trailer. I have no idea how good this movie will be, but the trailer just punches me in the gut with giddiness. It’s like a coming-of-age story for an older dude, played by Michael Douglas. Maybe it’s about coming to terms with his age, and maybe not fucking around with the youngsters anymore.
It’s got a phenomenal cast, too. In addition to Douglas, there’s Jesse Eisenberg (the good Cera), Jenna Fischer, Mary-Louise Parker, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, and Olivia Thirlby. It comes from writer/director Brian Kopelman, who wrote Ocean’s 13 and Rounders.
I want to jump in the ocean and play-wrestle with this movie. I’m not sure what it is — maybe it’s just the score for the trailer (Michael Penn did the film score, so learned The Playlist), but it feels heliafies me (new word: to make exuberant).