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California Solo

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CALIFORNIA SOLO Alexia Rasmussen, Robert Carlyle
Matthew Barnes

California Solo

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
94 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/30/12
performer:
Robert Carlyle
director:
Marshall Lewy
distributor:
Strand Releasing
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

A long way from his Full Monty days, Robert Carlyle is reason enough to stick with this odd and interesting little sleeper, California Solo. The Scottish actor is wonderfully transparent and natural as a middle-aged, never-quite-famous former Britpop musician whose chosen hideaway of a life as a California farmworker comes undone when a DUI charge threatens him with deportation. There’s a lovely gravity and specificity to the story that transcends instances of bumpy filmmaking. B