What to say about the Soloist? Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx turn in impressive performances as a crusty journalist - nothing too novel there - and a mentally ill musician. The movie is based on a true story but, unlike the true story, includes a reasonable amount of preaching to the audience. It would have been better without it, but that is asking a lot of Hollywood as the preaching is, in some sense, part of the very genre. Oh, and there is a tiny bit of fundy-bashing, which seemed extraneous; I have no idea if that is part of the real story or not.
Recommended relative to what's out there at the moment
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