I know the man-child thing is all the rage these days, especially for the vocationally pantless like me, but I’ll be honest, it feels good to be excited about a trailer that doesn’t feature people in spandex shooting guns for once. This one’s called A Solitary Man, featuring a cast of chicks nerds want to bang of all ages (Jenna Fischer, Mary Louise-Parker, Olivia Thirlby), not to mention Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Susan Sarandon, and Jesse Eisenberg, with direction by the guys who wrote Rounders. Excited yet? Here, try this cocaine.
Michael Douglas obviously plays an older dude on the prowl, which appeals to most of us dudes, because we’re probably going to be old some day, and let’s face it, it’s either old dude on the prowl or old dude banging an old lady, and no one wants that, except maybe A-Rod. It appears Jesse Eisenberg becomes Douglas’ protegé, as Douglas is a suave smooth-talker who knows how to pick up a lady and Eisenberg plays a college student who was tragically born beJew-fro’d. (I can point that out because I suffer from the same affliction). From there I can only assume it follows the basic Gran Torino mentor-protegé blueprint and Michael Douglas strangles some gooks.
Not sure how I feel about Jesse Eisenberg yet. I liked him in Adventureland, he was okay in Zombieland, but he occasionally borders on annoying. Call it the Eisenberg Uncertainty Principle.
Mini Update: ThePlaylist tells me Eisenberg is barely in the movie and it’s not a mentoring movie at all. So so much for that.