DVD Release Date: August 4, 2009
Length: 117 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and lan
Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. star in this drama based on a true story. Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez (Downey) takes a walk in downtown L.A. one day and happens to encounter a homeless, mentally ill man named Nathaniel Ayers (Foxx) playing a violin with only two strings. Lopez learns that Ayers was a gifted cellist who once studied at Juilliard and writes some columns about him. A Times reader donates a cello, and Lopez arranges for Ayers to attend a rehearsal of the L.A. Philharmonic. But things don't go smoothly in this tale about journalism and skid row.
Selected DVD Special Features:
- Deleted Scenes
- Director's Commentary
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