Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Goodbye Solo

good performances drive this little tale

solo is a senagalese cab driver living in america. he meets an old man named william who offers to pay him $1000 to drive him to a cliff presumably to kill himself. solo wants to understand why, and to stop william at all costs. the two form a unique friendship, as william wants nothing to do with solo, but solo is steadfastly trying to help the old man. the actors are all unknown, and the movie doesn't have a whole lot of visual stimulation. it's mostly just the 2 main characters. but it works very well. solo is great, he's very enjoyable. he is like a loyal friend that will stop at nothing to make sure he takes care of the people he cares about. his step daughte alex also is wonderful. we never truly know why william is so depressed, or the true reason he wants to go to blowing rock. the ending is somewhat ambiguous, but overall the film is pretty much win.

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