We saw Solitary Man last night at the State Theater. I liked it a lot. It is a movie about the pain of being a successful man facing decline and in that it reminded me of Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of Vanities, though here the decline is much slower.
The NYT review is a bit gushier than I would have been but generally on target.
Finally, I was puzzled by the both the "R" rating and the claims in various reviews that this is (in part) a comedy. Other than a bit of swearing, there is nothing here you would not see in a movie of the week; in particular, there is no nudity and only one bit of minor violence. And I do not recall laughing anywhere in the movie. Maybe you have to be a New Yorker to find this funny.
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