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Which book-based movie should you see this weekend? "The Soloist"

Today we have two movies opening, both based on books (one good, one...yikes).

Soloist First up, another heroic journalist tale! I'm a sucker for those. But The Soloist, based on the nonfiction book by LA Times columnist Steve Lopez, is not the maudlin mess I feared it would be. Plus: Robert Downey Jr., whom I will love for all eternity just for his role in Natural Born Killers. (For the record, Jamie Foxx is pretty good, too.)

Click here to read my review of The Soloist.

And then there's The Informers, based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel of excess in the '80s. What, you say? Rich people in Southern California were drug-addled, morally bankrupt whores back then? I know, I know. It's a revolutionary concept.

Check out my review of The Informers, if you dare.

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patrick

The Soloist was a really good movie.

Nomad

i've heard the Soloist does a great job raising awareness for those who are homeless who might also happen to be mentally unstable; I'd like to see it while it's still on the big screen

Connie

Those are some of the best parts of the movie; Joe Wright (director) really slams that issue home.

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