Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Solitary Man: Growing old ungracefully

Once he was a honorable member of the community, a respected businessman, a philanthropist.
No more.
Now he's a serial philanderer, a hard drinker, a pathetic out-of-control jumbo jerk.
Maybe Ben Kalmen (Michael Douglas) has tuned into one too many episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
At times, it's difficult to watch Ben as he trashes everyone and everything in his path — including himself. But then you have Susan Sarandon, as his ex-wife, and Danny Devito as his old pal. They're always a delight on the screen.
Movie-goers have to wait till the end of the flick to learn what's really going on. But you can trust the Movie Slut when she says it's well worth waiting for.

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