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Somewhere

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2010
  • Sofia Coppola
  • 97 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy drama starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning. Hollywood star Johnny Marco finds his debauched life of excess brought to an unexpected halt when a surprise visit from his 11-year-old daughter prompts him to reassess his roguish ways.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

From Sofia Coppola, the writer/director of Lost in Translation, comes another story of an older man and a younger woman, set against the backdrop of a luxury hotel. But this time the players are a remote, depressed father and his estranged 11-year-old daughter. The star is Stephen Dorff, cast against his usual villainous type, who plays fading Hollywood actor Johnny Marco. A pill-popping, hard-partying, 30-something womaniser, Marco isn't so much a deadbeat dad as a half-hearted one, but when his ex leaves their little girl Cleo (Elle Fanning) with him for a few more days than usual, he starts waking up to his duties. Not much happens, and the measured, deliberate pace can be read as either stately or deathly. But as a slow-burn, poetic character piece it works just fine, with Dorff and especially Fanning making engaging leads. Whether the emotional crises of a spoilt movie brat deserve 97 minutes of your time is another matter, but Somewhere's dry bursts of surreal comedy make them just about palatable.

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Credits

Cast

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Johnny MarcoStephen Dorff
Cleo MarcoElle Fanning
SammyChris Pontius
RebeccaMichelle Monaghan
SylviaLaura Chiatti
BambiKristina Shannon
CindyKarissa Shannon
RomuloRomulo Laki
CelebrityBenicio Del Toro
Naked blonde with sailor capLaura Ramsey
Chateau lobby guestCaitlin Keats
LaylaLala Sloatman
MargeAmanda Anka
ClaireEllie Kemper
Ron the masseurPaul Greene
PupiNunzio Alfredo "Pupi" D'Angieri
VictorDamian Delgado

Crew

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DirectorSofia Coppola

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2010-12-10
Languages
English | Italian
Guidance
Swearing, nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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