Thursday, 17 March 2011

*Somewhere

Sofia Coppola's new film, Somewhere, stars Stephen Dorff as a burned-out actor named Johnny Marco who lives in a suite at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles, wanders around in untied Red Wings, and appears to be drifting through an endless series of premieres, junkets, parties, and his life in general, with little in the way of meaningful relationships.

However, Johnny's own routine, as empty-seeming as it is, gets interrupted when his pre-teen daughter from a previous relationship, Cleo (Elle Fanning), arrives for a weekend stay that unexpectedly turns into a longer one, forcing him to very quickly become the father that she very apparently has never had, and what emerges is a stark and, in many ways, unvarnished portrait of two people searching for something they've been missing, and maybe, possibly, finding it.


Somewhere, which hits theaters in late December, premiered in August and the Venice Film Festival, where it took top honors, winning the Golden Lion. This melancholy film is a place worth visiting.

4 comments:

karo said...

great movie!
x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fe,

Thanks for sharing this and will have to look out for it.
Hope you are enjoying the week

Hugs
Carolyn

MM said...

Thank you so much, honey for following me!! I just followed you back!!

I can't to see this movie!! Thank you for the review!

Have a lovely day!!

xoxo

Selma Selimovic said...

I am a big fan of Sofia Coppola.
I cant wait to see the film.