By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated November 30, 2012 at 05:00 AM EST
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California Solo

type
  • Movie

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

California Solo

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 94 minutes
director
  • Marshall Lewy

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