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Goodbye Solo 

Directed by Ramin Bahrani (Lionsgate)

Solo's the name of Goodbye Solo's protagonist---a friendly Senegalese taxi driver (Souleymane Sy Savane). Solo's also the way William (Red West), the film's other main character---a cantankerous man quietly determined to commit suicide---wants to die. The men's lives co-mingle when William hires Solo for a one-way cab ride to a precipice called Blowing Rock. Solo spends the weeks before the trip trying to convince his new acquaintance not to jump---sans melodramatic speeches; Solo buys William a beer, and visits the sad-eyed man to share good news. (When I first tried to describe Goodbye Solo to my boyfriend, I got choked-up trying to convey how beautiful it is.)

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