Published: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment,  Description: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN: 9786313032150, 1415747164, 9781415747162, Language: English
Based on the novel "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisagay Hamilton
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
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some drug use and language
DVD, region 1, widescreen ([2.35:1]); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
English, Spanish, or French dialogue with optional English, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned
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