#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young family. William is a tough Southern good ol’ boy with a lifetime of regrets. One man’s American dream is just beginning, while the other’s is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit. Through this unlikely but unforgettable friendship, GOODBYE SOLO deftly explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of America.
Plot: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
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Best Film at SXSW!!
I admit, I was very worried when I saw the trailer for this film that Bahrani had sold out or made his first bad film. I was worried this was going to be something awful like The Legend of Bagger Vance or The Bucket List. Something cheesy, sentimental, or with an angel black man who saves a white man. Thank God none of that was true! The film is sooooooo GOOD! I loved Bahrani’s first two films and wish more people had seen them. But this is his best film yet and I am glad it has a wider release! The characters are real, honest, sincere and once again Bahrani manages to avoid all the normal plot devices that ruin films. Compared to Man Push Cart and Chop Shop, Goodbye Solo has a much stronger story-line and is really tense. You always want to know what happens next, but especially the last 30minutes the audience I saw it here at SXSW were rivited. AND– it is funny! The first half of the film is really funny and I didn’t expect that at all! A lot of that is the writing and directing, but a lot is the acting. That guy playing Solo is so charming he has star written all over him. His warmth and personality make the film something really special, especially next to the old man playing William. He is just perfect in the role, as if it was written for him. The movie left me feeling a little sad, but also really strong and hopeful, which sounds weird, but it’s true. Its been days since I saw the film, and I saw many others at the festival, some good ones too, but this is the one that stayed with me. It is the best film I have seen all year and I will see it again when it opens in Austin.
Slow but Effective and Gut-wrenching
There aren’t many movies that are filled with as much joy but at the same time can bring you to tears. Goodbye Solo is one of the few that did both. You meet Solo and William on their very first ride together but already in mid argument. Solo is the optimistic and fun loving guy who will always try and find the best out of the situation. While William is near the end of his life and is just trying to find somebody to take him there. For a movie I just happened to stumble upon, I was amazed at how much this film moved me to the core. There are no action scenes, no set pieces, no big name actors or special effects. But there are beautifully acted scenes and ones that come off as utterly realistic and reflective on two different sides of looking at life.
Most of the film involves Solo trying to understand why William wants to commit suicide and not enjoy life for what it is. Solo ensures William there are many people alive who care about him and would like to see him. As the film goes on Solo begins to become one of those people and refuses to drive him unless he tells him what’s going on. While William begins to discover more about Solo’s life it seems as if he also begins to care more about Solo. But he is one stubborn man and doesn’t stop from wanting to be driven to Blowing Rock. A place powerful enough to blow a man sky high.
Watching the runtime boil down is heartbreaking knowing the time is nearing. Even more brutal is watching the final scene between William and Solo. Strangers who became acquaintances then friends. Solo did all he could to stop William. Solo knew that William was going to do this no matter what, so he made sure he was the only one to drive him. It’s a decision that I don’t know that I could make in a time like that and one that will probably haunt Solo for years to come. My only complaint is that there was no formal goodbye given by either, just staring of disbelief.
This film is so uniquely special and I can only think of one relationship that was remotely similar. That is Spirit and Little Creek from Stallion of the Cimarron. Where the goodbye between the two is incredibly hard but unavoidable. I highly recommend this for anybody who wants to watch an unusual relationship develop into a 90 minute masterpiece.
+Well acted for relatively unknowns
+Relationship between strangers becomes intimate
+Reflection of society and what we need more of. JOY
-No actual goodbye
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Director Ramin Bahrani
Writer Bahareh Azimi, Ramin Bahrani
Actors Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm