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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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I watched this because I love the chateau maramont in Hollywood. It's a little slow but it was perfect for a movie early in the morning slightly hungover. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Rachel Mullen
If you liked Lost in Translation, you will enjoy this. It is essential in the study of Ms. Coppola's filmsPublished 3 months ago by thedancenut
It was like watching paint dry... Independent shouldn't mean boring.Published 6 months ago by EXFAN
Sorry, this movie was way too boring and uneventful for my taste. I think Sophia Coppola was trying for that Japanese or French feel in this movie, but it really just didn't work. Read morePublished 9 months ago by samspennell
Awesome under the radar movie. A must see for any single father.Published 11 months ago by Rekords-R-Kool
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