Solos Review – Engaging, Brilliant, Captivating Performances

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Solos, from Amazon Studios, brings to the screen a series of seven episodic features each focusing on the future of humanity as it integrates the advancement of technology into society and the effects on our daily life.

Each episode is theatrical in style, with a single character carrying the installment. Anne Hathaway, Hellen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens, Nicole Beharie, Constance Wu, and Uzo Aduba.

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Solos is a seven-part anthology series that explores the strange, beautiful, heart-breaking, hilarious, wondrous truths of what it means to be human. With many of the actors taking on multiple personalities, we are drawn into their lives and are impacted by the choices and decisions each make to ensure they control their own destinies.

Performed by eight of the finest actors of our time, this anthology series spans our present and future and grapples with time travel, A.I. bots, solo trips to the farthest reaches of the universe, scheming smart homes, a mysterious waiting room, near-future fertility treatments and illegal memory transplants, all to illuminate the deeper meaning of human connection.

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We also see that while technology advances and continues to invade the deepest recesses of our lives, the human body is still prone to the failures of disease and the understanding of the cruelty of Alzheimer’s as it robs each person in the memory banks of the mind any connection. A total connection failure with no hope of reconnecting.

These character-driven stories contend that even during our most seemingly isolated moments, in the most disparate of circumstances, we are all connected through the human experience. 

The episodes are filled with brilliant performances, and even analogies of life are evident, as time seems to pass so quickly that in a turn, the preciousness of the newborn has turned into a grown man.

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The connection to humanity, the human spirit, the emotions, and sensitivities that fill each of us is not lost with the advancement of technologies. Devotion no matter the cost and love of family, the personal choice of dying a dignified death, of presenting continuance of life to ensure death doesn’t result in destruction of the family unit.

Solos is poignant, heartbreaking, hopeful and filled with genuine emotion as the encroachments of technology allow for the expansion of thought, of that one more moment, of changing a loved one’s disease ravaged future.

Solos is streaming on Amazon Prime See it.

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Country: USA.

Language: English.

Run-time: Eight episodes/various lengths.

Director: David Weil, San Tyalor-Johnson, Zach Braff, Tiffany Johnson.

Writer: David Weil, Bekka Bowling, Stacy Osei-Kaffour, Tori Sampson.

Producer: Amazon Studios, Pixie Wespiser.

Executive Producer: David Weil, Laura Lancaster, Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Cast: Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie, Helen Mirren, Dan Stevens, and Constance Wu.

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