EW Staff
May 19, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Solitary Man

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
90 minutes
Wide Release Date
05/21/10
performer
Michael Douglas, Jesse Eisenberg, Mary-Louise Parker
director
Brian Koppelman, David Levien
distributor
Anchor Bay Entertainment
author
Brian Koppelman
genre
Drama

We gave it an A-

STARRING Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Mary-Louise Parker
WRITTEN BY Brian Koppelman
DIRECTED BY Brian Koppelman & David Levien

In this R-rated drama, Michael Douglas stars as a former car-dealership tycoon juggling relationships with his ex-wife (Susan Sarandon), his girlfriend (Mary-Louise Parker), and his girlfriend’s 18-year-old daughter (Imogen Poots). After four decades of ethically challenged roles (including Wall Street‘s Gordon Gekko), the actor cops to having a soft spot for flawed characters. ”I like to flirt with that gray area,” he says, ”not overtly being heroic or a villain. Just being human.”

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