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Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Based on the book by Steve Lopez.
Special features include: making-of featurette, deleted scenes, commentary by director Joe Wright.
Bilingual packaging (English/French).
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Based on the novel "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez.
Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; editor, Paul Tothill ; music, Dario Marianelli.
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisagay Hamilton.
Los Angeles newspaper reporter Steve Lopez writes a series of articles on skid row schizophrenic street musician Nathaniel Ayers in an effort to help him.
In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations.
CHV rating: PG.
MPAA rating: PG-13.
DVD Dolby 5.1 surround.
For home use only.
English, French, and Spanish language tracks with English, French, and Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.