Saturday, May 16, 2009

Goodbye Solo - 3 stars

The movie takes place in North Carolina. A Sengalese cab driver named Solo picks up an old man named William. In 10 days time, William wants Solo to drive him to a specific place up in the mountains and leave him there. Right away Solo realizes that this can't be good. The old man is probably going to kill himself.

The whole movie is basically Solo trying to become good friends with William. He is trying to get William to change his mind and not go thru with his plans. Solo is not afraid to try anything. When he gets kicked out of his house by his wife, he goes to William's hotel and talks William into letting him stay for a few days.

Of course, the two do become friends, but William still refuses to go into detail about what he plans to do.

The movie was shot on a small budget and it shows, but the performances are great. There aren't a lot of surprises in the movie, but this is one that will stick with you. Highly recommended.

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