A.R.M. (kinkyturtle) wrote,

The Soloist

I saw "The Soloist" today. It's got raccoons in it! Well, briefly. One causes Robert Downey Jr. to have a bike accident, and the other two are seen digging up Robert Downey Jr.'s lawn. Oh yeah, it's also a tour de force for Jamie Foxx as the true story of Nathaniel Anthony Ayers Jr., a homeless man who was a cello student at Juilliard until he caught the schizophrenias and dropped out. Robert Downey Jr. (did I mention he's in it?) plays the true story of Steve Lopez of the L.A. Times, a reporter who takes an interest in writing about Nathaniel's story, and learns a thing or two about friendship, and himself, and how to deal with homeless schizophrenic cellists. I don't know if the raccoons are also based on a true story, but I bet they are.

Trailers before the main feature:
"Taking Woodstock", starring Demetri Martin and huge crowds of hippies.
"The Boat that Rocked", starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as a pirate on a pirate ship. A pirate radio station ship, unauthorizedly playing rock music offshore of England in the '60s.
"Imagine That", "Angels & Demons", and that "Star Trek" prequel again.

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