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Somewhere [Blu-ray] (2010)

Elle Fanning , Stephen Dorff , Sofia Coppola  |  R |  Blu-ray
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Elle Fanning, Stephen Dorff
  • Directors: Sofia Coppola
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (DTS 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Focus Features
  • DVD Release Date: April 19, 2011
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003UESJM4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,230 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Somewhere [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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    Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning star in Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola’s witty and moving story about the special bond between a father and his daughter. Actor Johnny Marco (Dorff) is leading the fast-paced lifestyle of a tabloid celebrity. He’s comfortably numb with his life of women and pills when his 11-year-old daughter, Cleo (Fanning), unexpectedly arrives at his room at Hollywood’s legendary Chateau Marmont hotel. Their time together encourages Johnny to re-question his life in ways he never expected.

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    48 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful meditation on loneliness and love February 5, 2011
    Format:DVD
    Somewhere is a beautiful meditative film about Johnny Marco (played by Stephen Dorff), a lonely, bored, dissolute Hollywood star who, by spending time with his daughter, Cleo (played by Elle Fanning) learns to love again. Elle Fanning is absolutely delightful in the role -- she is so sweet, natural, and at times, charmingly awkward. Her youth and unpretentious beauty are an effective foil to Stephen Dorff's character, who parties hard on a regular basis and looks it. Johnny is in a state of existential ennui; he lacks emotional connection with others and lives a life of instant gratification that is devoid of meaning. When Cleo's mother leaves Cleo with Johnny for an extended period of time, it gives him the chance to renew his relationship with her and thaw his heart. By learning to love Cleo, Johnny is forced to face the emptiness in his life and decides to change.
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    22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite over the rainbow... March 24, 2011
    Format:DVD
    Being the fan of Sophia Coppola that I am, `Somewhere' was my most anticipated film from last year. I literally could not wait to see it, so much so that I downloaded it to my computer months before it was released in theaters near me so that I could watch it.

    For me, `Somewhere' doesn't quite live up to my expectations.

    First things first, this is not a bad film at all. In fact, it is a very good film. Some of my friends have noted that they feel this is Coppola's most mature offering, and in many ways I totally agree. She has a beautiful knack for fleshing out the humanity in her stories with such graceful subtlety. She masters that here, allowing the fluid movement of the scenes to do most of the talking. While some would make sweeping statements that this is, `by far', we worst film, I can only half agree. While she shows definite maturity here, this is my least favorite of her films. In that same respect though, I can't say `by far' since the film is a very good film. I just found it too familiar. Coppola often regurgitates similar themes in her films, but she manages to make them feel fresh and unique to her own style. She doesn't quite manage that here. It drips with style (it is beautiful to look at and it moves with the grace and fluidity that we expect from Coppola) but it feels too rehashed to be anything monumentally moving. It felt like 'Lost in Translation' lite. I really liked it, and the performances are beautifully detailed, but the film itself reaches short of the greatness I was expecting.
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    10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Don't pass this by August 24, 2011
    By Patrick
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    From my blog: [...]

    There's beauty in the way Sofia Coppola's Somewhere unfolds. Its performances are brilliantly understated yet nuanced, its dialogue is natural and witty and Coppola's patient direction always seems to make the right choices. The film is mostly subdued as its cadence is relaxing and never rushed. This is wonderfully illustrated in a scene in which the film's main subject Hollywood star Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) sits, calmly breathes through his nose and waits for a special effects mold covering his entire face to dry. It's incredibly serene as it's such a departure from Johnny's life.

    Coppola's first great move was the casting of Dorff as Johnny, the 30-something, black Ferrari-driving movie star who lives at the Chateau Marmont in his own La Dolce Vita--a life of booze, pills and readily available floozies (not the only subconscious homage to Fellini's film). This is key as we don't already attribute this lifestyle to Dorff, because frankly we're not familiar with his career and he doesn't seem to be in the tabloids much. Casting an A-list star would've resulted in a much different tone and possibly made the Johnny Marco character a caricature of another famous celebrity. This makes him more believable.

    Johnny merely seems to be going through the motions of this rock star lifestyle and often looks bored (He falls asleep to the Shannon twins pole dancing in his hotel room!) and without a purpose. His drinking is frequent and his relationships with women are hollow and vapid--in fact, the only woman he can confide in is his ex-wife. Despite this we feel for Johnny because he is easy-going, likeable and generally good to people. Moreover, he's chivalrous around his ex-wife and a decent father when he is around his daughter.
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    15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars coppola knows about the reality of movie stars January 3, 2012
    Format:DVD
    sophia coppola, the writer and director, is francis coppola's daughter. her cousin is nicholas cage. another cousin is jason schwartzman (Bored to Death on HBO), whose mother is talia shire (Rocky), francis's sister. sofia was married to director spike jonze. she has probably known no one but movie people her entire life. her movie is about a movie star who ,far from being a fascinating guy, is closer to being a total zero in personality. and, of course, everyone who barely knows him thinks he is fascinating. sofia coppola paints a devastating portrait of a top actor in the first half of this movie.

    i found it very funny but you might miss the satire it is so low key. johnny, played by stephen dorf, is like an unmade bed walking around. he can barely be bothered to comb his hair, change his clothes or do much but passively participate. he hires twin pole dancers and falls asleep during their act. he falls asleep during sex. his costar finds him a big nothing. women text him complaining about his behavior which is mainly that he isn't following through with them. he can sit in a makeup chair for hours with everything but his nostrils covered, completely cut off from stimulation, and be fine with it. he also likes hot tubs, massages, tv shows like FRIENDS reruns and video games. when he's asked about the meaning of a movie he's been in, he draws a complete blank. when he stands next to the movie poster of himself, you would never know it is the same guy. he likes driving but most of the time he's not even going anywhere. the movie opens with him aimlessly driving back and forth in the desert. he's asked at a party if he ever studied with anyone, perhaps the method school of acting, but he says no. he just does it.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    slow start but enjoyable and fun to watch.
    Published 1 month ago by Skald1
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    As described and fast delivery.
    Published 2 months ago by J. C. Smith
    3.0 out of 5 stars Well made movie, but not a great story.
    Interesting movie. As a film maker Sophia Coppola is top notch. Despite this movies lack of any real plot, it held my interest and was well made. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Aarongmoore
    5.0 out of 5 stars sofia coppola's somewhere
    it's a perfect film for lovers of pure cinema - subtle but emotionally powerful, driven by acting, visuals and music rather than plot and dialogue. an artful gem.
    Published 8 months ago by maureen june foster
    4.0 out of 5 stars Setting for Californication?
    I like this movie very much and wonder, if it has inspired a season of Californication, which is also set in the hip Chateau Marmont. Read more
    Published 9 months ago by Alexander Von Roon
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it or hate it
    I read all the reviews of this film before watching it just to see what others thought about it. This is without question a different film but it is no doubt a Sofia Coppola film. Read more
    Published 12 months ago by bobliwienski
    5.0 out of 5 stars Pay attention to every frame!
    Pay no attention to the usual movie reviews. This is an incredibly nuanced story that challenges the viewer to see the real message Ms. Coppola wrote into it. Read more
    Published 12 months ago by Eugene Tracy Crook
    5.0 out of 5 stars LAST HALF IS BETTER THAN LOST IN TRANSLATION
    Sofia Coppola's Somewhere isn't as stylized as Lost In Translation... Both dealing with a miserable celebrity... Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Paul Morgan
    3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite by Sofia Coppola
    ... Or in my top 5 for that matter. You watch and wait because you know that Coppola has come of with some creative and genius stuff in the past, but by the end, you're wondering... Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Kelly Fix
    2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty boring and pretentious
    As a fan of the Chateau Marmont and the opposite of a fan when it comes to Sofia Coppola, I have to say that this movie didn't hold my (or my date's) interest. Read more
    Published 13 months ago by WorldTravelr
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