Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Soloist


Fabulous movie!

If you haven't heard about the movie, it's the true story of LA Times' reporter Steve Lopez's chance meeting with a homeless man, Nathaniel Ayers, a talented cellist who suffers from schizophrenia. Lopez befriends Ayers and fanatically works to help him build a better life.

I loved Robert Downey Jr! For many years the critics panned him as an actor due to his personal problems...........so, it's great to see him getting long-overdue recognition for his acting ability.

I'd be shocked if Jamie Foxx doesn't receive an Academy Award nomination for his role. He so immersed himself in this role that you totally forget it's Foxx.....very reminiscent of his role in "Ray". In 2004, the film "Ray"premiered at the Denver Film Festival.....it was so exciting as I got to meet Jamie Foxx. He was very friendly, speaking to all fans who approached him.

For another review: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20272252,00.html

For an NPR interview with Steve Lopez: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103198515

3 comments:

Terry said...

I heard Steve Lopez interviewed on NPR recently. VERY interesting. I'll try to find a link.

Terry

Terry said...

Here it is:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103198515

Retired Rosie said...

thanks Terry I added it to the BLOG.