16.6.11

Film: Somewhere


I really liked Lost In Translation and so I thought this film would be worth a watch.  Somewhere is directed by Sofia Coppola and tells the story of Stephen Dorff's character, Johnny Marco, as a film star and his relationship with his eleven year old daughter Cleo, played by Elle Fanning.  I was fascinated by this young actress who is in my opinion very talented.  I guess acting can really run in the family.
True to Ms. Coppola's style the dialogue is sparse.  The first few minutes of the film are a series of long shots of driving in a Ferrari and watching Hugh Hefner's twin ex girlfriends- do badly synchronized pole dancing scenes.
Dr. J rolled over and played on his IPhone- so clearly it is not for everyone.  I liked watching the relationship between father and daughter, the shots at the famed Chateau Marmont and the lavish hotel they stay at in Italy.
Great film to enjoy (perhaps alone) on a quite evening with a glass of wine.




Have you seen Somewhere? 

24 comments:

Manuela - "Mrs Hardy" said...

I haven`t seen this movie, maybe I will ;)
Thank u so much for your nice comments and votes :D
Have a lovely evening!

LatteLisa said...

I haven't seen that film but heard about it. I'm a fan of Sofia.

PS. Go ahead and click on 'proceed to checkout' on Amazon! ;-)

Ninjagaiden78 said...

My gf and I were going to rent this last night. Thank you for the good review.

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Pat Tillett said...

I haven't seen it, but no maybe I will! Thanks...

Stacey said...

Love Sofia, though i haven't seen this film. I'll have to try to get my hands on a copy.

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I've been really curious about this movie because I love Stephen Dorff - will definitely check it out!

Mama Gone Green said...

havent seen it, but thanks for the review!

sheba said...

thanks for the rec! i used to have the biggest crush on stephen dorff!

Reina said...

hmm, i've been thinking about renting this... this adds to my desicion on renting it

a new girl in vienna said...

i'm gonna watch it! thanks for the review

anushka said...

i love your movie recs... can't wait to get this one.

Pet said...

Thanks for the tip.

Phoenix said...

I haven't seen the movie yet but I'm hearing great things about Elle Fanning's talent. She's in Super 8 right now too!

I'll definitely check out the movie, being from LA and driving past the Chateau Marmont just about three days a week. Thanks for posting about this, I'd forgotten about it!

la petite coquine said...

I haven't seen it, but I am interested. Maybe I'll read a book during the pole dancing scenes, though...

bananas. said...

never seen it but i really like sofia coppola so i just might have to. also this elle fanning is getting quite the name for herself. sounds like she's just as talented as her humble sister.

David Toms said...

I have seen the trailer for this and I am in two minds as to whether I see it or not!

cpcable said...

I had not heard of this and I'm a fan of Sophia's. Just goest to show you how out of the loop I am. We'll definitely check it out.

Bossy Betty said...

Haven't seen it, but I am willing!

Nikki said...

I've been wanting to see that. Is it out already? Crazy fast these days.

Brissa said...

i haven't seen or heard of this film until now. looks like you've given me another thing to add on to my list.

Noodles and Waffles said...

I haven't seen it but it's on my list.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I saw it last week! and loved it. Every movie by Sofia Coppola is great... She is very bright, particularly to allow the spectator to put itself in the skin of her characters.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I really liked it myself. Love Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning is wonderful :)

sherri said...

oooh! want to check this one out, thanks!

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