As the title of this review suggests this movie is a solid waste of time.
'Solitary Man' is a result of an unmotivated storyline, mediocre acting and last but not least poor directing. We follow a man who tries to keep up with the pace of his life while reluctanly loosening the grip of his former self. A man who once lived a life in the fast lane now feels himself getting older and weaker, and just ahead of him lies a bunch of issues involving his daughter, his health and more...
The above sounds fairly promising, but execution of this story is very poor. You never really feel any sympathy for the main role 'Michael Douglas' who does a mediocre acting gig - Not to be remembered I can assure you that. And don't be fool by the cover where Jesse Eisenberg (who is loved by many) appears as an important character alongside Douglas! He is seldom featured in this movie, and when does appear he delivers a bad performance - very dull and you can't "feel" him.
All in all you should really avoid this piece of boring and uninspirational drama. Don't waste your time on this insignificant story that probably wouldn't win over even the most soft-heartened people.