"The Soloist" starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx has been getting Oscar buzz for a while now just based on the synopsis and images. The trailer is out now and we've got to say, the buzz wasn't for nothing, but it isn't necessarily a sure thing.
Foxx does a good job of portraying the schizophrenic savant of the strings. His look almost makes us laugh hysterically but something about him has us forgetting that it is Jamie Foxx. It's going to be tough to win the gold because it looks like Foxx may have gone "full retard." Why didn't Downey Jr. warn him?
Downey Jr. has one clip in which he bears his soul for about three seconds that could have some "Iron Man" fans talking about an Oscar for him, but it probably won't happen.
Joe Wright ("Atonement") directed the film, and last time we checked, the only gold this brit has is a Golden Globe nomination. Maybe since this isn't a period piece, the film might not bore us to bloody tears, but we aren't making any promises.
Also, Catherine Keener is in this film as well. It seems she is in everything now a days. The trailer includes the songs "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder and "Use Me" by Bill Withers.