“The Soloist” is a dramatic film about a former musician (Jamie Foxx) and the journalist who rediscovers him (Robert Downey, Jr). The film elicits critically acclaimed performances by both lead actors. Although reviewers are denying any Oscar buzz, many are still calling it one of the best films of 2009 so far.
The movie opens today and surely many people will be going to the theater to see the highly anticipated character film. Foxx has starred in “Ray” (which won him an Oscar in 2004) and more recently “Dreamgirls”. Robert Downey, Jr. also generally signs on to portray interesting characters like in “Chaplin” (for which he was nominated for an Oscar in 1993) and the upcoming “Sherlock Holmes”. I think these are two great actors so they will undoubtedly make this film riveting.