Review: Solitary Man

Solitary Man
Michael Douglas and Jesse Eisenberg in 'Solitary Man'

Michael Douglas is old.

Ben Kalmen, the former car dealer he’s playing in Solitary Man, opening exclusively at Landmark’s The Magnolia today, acts as though he’s a young man. He aggressively denies his age, which appears to be somewhere in the late 50s to early 60s. He stalks young women like a starving, sly lion, preying upon the weak and vulnerable. And he dispenses wisdom like candy to college-aged young men (see Jesse Eisenberg, above), who eat it up. Beneath his sleazy exterior, however, lies … wait for it … an even sleazier heart.

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