Solitary Man is a 2009 American film co-directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The film stars Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jenna Fischer, Jesse Eisenberg, Mary-Louise Parker and Danny DeVito. Ben Kalmen was once a successful car dealer, but his life has hit the skids due to bad business decisions and romantic indiscretions. He is going broke, borrowing money from his daughter Susan, and is unwilling to accept his age, a heart problem, and a continuing sexual appetite. Ben, who cheated often on his wife Nancy Kalmen, accompanies the 18-year-old daughter of his girlfriend, Jordan Karsch, to her college interview. Ben is an alumnus of this university and even a building donor during his more prosperous days. Ben meets an impressionable student named Daniel on campus who appreciates his wisdom and advice. Ben unwisely ends up in bed with Jordan's daughter, Allyson, who later blurts out this news to her mother. Jordan breaks off contact with Ben and withdraws the support Ben needs to open an auto dealership.