Robert Downey Jr
Well-produced but very formulaic treatment of an actual story. A columnist for the LA Times comes across a black homeless man playing violin in a city park. The guy is looney tunes but his violin playing (on 2 strings) is heartfelt and moving...so he becomes a story. Turns out he had studied at Juliard but left because of incipient madness.
The story, when printed, generates a donated cello, the story grows, the film is a hollywoodized account of the triumphs and difficulties of bringing this guy into the modern world.
Attempt at a crowd-pleaser which may have worked for a general audience...but not for me.