One the ongoing jokes at this year’s Toronto Film Festival is the constant confusion between three films with very similar titles: Tom Ford’s “A Single Man,” The Coens’ “A Serious Man” and Brian Koppelman and David Levien’s “Solitary Man.” All of them high profile (to varying degrees – the former two very much so, the latter not as much) and two of them big acquisition titles – myself and many colleagues have consistently mixed them up in conversation, occasionally throwing non-existent title “A Simple Man” in the mix for no apparent reason.
To avoid confusion in the future – especially if any of them end up on awards ballots – I suggest an easy switch for all three films. Just keep it basic:
A Gay Man:
A Jewish Man:
Dirty Old Man: