Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Soloist

Has anyone has the chance to see this movie on HBO? Here's the synopsis:

HBO will be running the Soloist movie starting midnight tonight, January 3, 2010. The Soloist movie is based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers (played by Jamie Foxx Foxx), a gifted cellist who had a mental breakdown in his third year of studies at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. The breakdown caused the loss of Nathaniel Ayers' hopes of a music career, and left him homeless in Los Angeles.

It's been a really good movie so far. Definitely makes a person think about the causes and effects of homelessness. I hope it ends well LoL.

1 comment:

Tudu said...

I watched it the second time with a few of my kids thinking they would leave after a few minutes. When that didn't happen I tried to watch their reactions to it. One shocked mama I was when they wanted to talk about it afterward. Two of my kiddos have the dreaded Schizophrenia label themselves and saw themselves in the movie without knowing he had it, too. It opened the door for a lot of questions about their meds, what they do for them and what happens if you are off meds. We talked about their rights as an adult to take them or not and they will always have me visiting them where ever they choose to be. Both agreed they wanted me to make them take their meds not because they didn't want to be like him but because they hate the way they hurt people when they aren't taking them. We loved the movie.