The soloist

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Academy Award-nominated Atonement director Joe Wright teams with screenwriter Susannah Grant to tell the true-life story of Nathaniel Ayers, a former cello prodigy whose bouts with schizophrenia landed him on the streets after two years of schooling at Juilliard. Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) is a disenchanted journalist stuck in a dead-end job. His marriage to a fellow journalist having recently come to an end, Steve is wandering through Los Angeles' Skid Row when he notices a bedraggled figure playing a two-stringed violin. The figure in question is Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a man whose promising career in music was cut short due to a debilitating bout with mental illness. The more Lopez learns about Ayers, the greater his respect grows for the troubled soul. How could a man with such remarkable talent wind up living on the streets, and not be performing on-stage with a symphony orchestra? Later, as Lopez embarks on a quixotic quest to help Ayers pull his life together and launch a career in music, he gradually comes to realize that it is not Ayers whose life is being transformed, but his own. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDa42a8ae0-4130-c99c-8b02-b04e9911b05b
Grouping Titlesoloist
Grouping Authordreamworks pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
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auth_author2Downey, Robert, Jr., 1965-
Foster, Gary, 1961-
Foxx, Jamie.
Grant, Susannah.
Hamilton, Lisa Gay, 1964-
Hollander, Tom, 1967-
Keener, Catherine.
Krasnoff, Russ.
Lopez, Steve.
Marianelli, Dario.
Wright, Joe, 1972-
author2-roleDowney, Robert,Jr.,1965-
DreamWorks Pictures.
Foster, Gary,1961-
Foxx, Jamie.
Grant, Susannah.
Hamilton, Lisa Gay,1964-
Hollander, Tom,1967-
Keener, Catherine.
Krasnoff, Russ.
Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment (Firm)
Lopez, Steve.Soloist.
Marianelli, Dario.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Participant Media.
Studio Canal.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Working Title Films.
Wright, Joe,1972-
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display_descriptionIn 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.
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subject_facetAfrican American homeless persons -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony. -- Drama
Biographical films
Cellists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography -- Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Journalists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography -- Drama
Lopez, Steve. -- Drama
Musical films
Periodistas -- California -- Los Ángeles -- Biografía -- Teatro
Schizophrenics -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Skid row -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Violoncelistas -- California -- Los Ángeles -- Biografía -- Teatro
title_displayThe soloist
title_fullThe soloist [videorecording] / DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media, a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production in association with Working Title Films ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; directed by Joe Wright
title_shortThe soloist
topic_facetAfrican American homeless persons
Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony
Lopez, Steve
Skid row