The Soloist

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2009 | PG-13 | Drama Music | 1hr, 49m

In "The Soloist," an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Oscar winner J... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, April 24, 2009 in 2,024 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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DIRECTOR

Joe Wright

Screenwriter

Susannah Grant

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language

Storyline

In "The Soloist," an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Oscar winner Jamie Foxx), a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives. "The Soloist" is directed by Joe Wright (Golden Globe winner for Best Drama and Oscar nominee for Best Picture "Atonement").

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Steve Lopez's articles, "From Skid Row to Disney Hall," were published in 2005 and will serve as the basis for an upcoming book by Putnam. Production is set to begin January 2008 (12/18/07).
Also Known As
  • Imagining Beethoven

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