Ben loves his family, almost as much as he loves himself.
Like the host of Bernie Madoffs and other executives in slick suits who have put a villainous face on our current economic woes, Ben Kalmen is an aging Manhattanite in the business of increasing his net worth by cheating people. And, like some (but not all) of the real-life swindlers, he loses his fortune in the process. "Solitary Man," co-directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, attempts to pull back the curtain on what drives such men, offering a view that people like Kalmen are human, too.
It's a shame that a great Neil Diamond song had to be connected to this horrible show. It was one of Michael Douglas's worst.
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