Somewhere (2010)



Critic Consensus: It covers familiar territory for Sofia Coppola, but Somewhere remains a hypnotic, seductively pensive meditation on the nature of celebrity, anchored by charming performances from Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning.

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"Somewhere" is a witty, moving, and empathetic look into the orbit of actor Johnny Marco. You have probably seen him in the tabloids; Johnny is living at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. He has a Ferrari to drive around in, and a constant stream of girls and pills to stay in with. Comfortably numbed, Johnny drifts along. Then, his 11-year-old daughter Cleo from his failed marriage arrives unexpectedly at the Chateau. Their encounters encourage Johnny to face up to where he is in … More

Rating: R (for sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Sofia Coppola
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 19, 2011
Box Office: $1.8M
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Critic Reviews for Somewhere

All Critics (182) | Top Critics (44)

It seems impossible that this heavy-handed, self-serious movie comes from writer-director Sofia Coppola.

Full Review… | February 4, 2011
Top Critic

It offers satisfactions and contentment: It's a succession of sensations, of being adrift in a city where the weather seldom changes, where the stars are always young, where children must make their own way. The sky is blue and clear.

Full Review… | June 14, 2015

It's more of a vibe than a movie. The atmosphere is enticing, I just wish it added up to more.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Unflinchingly honest and confidently challenging, this is an all around incredible film.

Full Review… | November 11, 2013
We Got This Covered

Don't cry for the movie star, even if they don't have the glamorous life you imagine

Full Review… | November 1, 2013
Movie Habit

Even with its irritating ending, there's something so relatable about Marco that makes the story go, well, somewhere

Full Review… | August 28, 2013
Gordon and the Whale

Audience Reviews for Somewhere

Among the greatness that was "Lost in Translation," Sofia Coppola directs a very simple, yet elegant film that explores the life of a divorced actor who bnds with his daughter, taking her along on his trips. With many one-shot scenes, you can really immerse yourself in this world with the characters and when a movie can pull that off I love it. The big problem that this film has its that it is very simple and very slow, so I only recommend this film if you are willing to get into a film. Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning are a believable father/daughter duo and nothing about them felt forced, aside from the fact that he is a huge movie star in the film and there are moments where he is able to drive a car around without anyone noticing. This is just a few nitpicks though, because "Somewhere" is a great film. Sofia Coppola has come along way in directing feature films and there is something about every one of her films that intrigues me. "Somewhere" is not a perfect film, but it is something special in my eyes.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

While receiving mysterious and threatening text messages, an actor takes care of his daughter.
Slow and unencumbered by sticky inconveniences like plot and character development, Somewhere goes nowhere. The film drifts from one episodic bit of nonsense to the next. All the while, father and daughter enjoy conveniences that no normal person could aspire to, and some mysterious plotline about threatening text messages wanders in on its way to another film.
I never think about Stephen Dorff, but I'm always glad when I see him in a film. For a while, I was compelled by his performance, but when I realized that the film forgot to figure out what its plot is, I stopped caring.
Overall, I'm starting to think that Sofia Coppola's one trick was Lost in Translation, but then there's The Virgin Suicides too, so I guess she's a two-trick pony.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer


Sofia Coppola's Somewhere is a slow moving, but nonetheless engaging film for the patient minded audience. For impatient movie goers, this is something to stay away from. By this point in Coppola's career, it's obvious she has a lot of talent. Lost in Translation and The Virgin Suicides were both excellent films, and Somewhere is a very good addition to her filmography. 

Johnny is a bored, passionless Hollywood actor that has secluded himself at a hotel. He goes out only to do the obligatory duties of his career. His life is changed when his 11 year old daughter stays with him for awhile. He begins to slowly look at what his life has become and reexamine it. 

Somewhere is a movie I enjoyed very much. It has Sofia Coppola's signature atmospheric tone to it, and Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning both give terrific performances. Elle Fanning is the life of the movie, and we see her slowly reinvigorate that life in Dorff's character. This definitely isn't a movie for everyone though, as it seems to be the case with all of Coppola's films. For fans of her style though, this is a definite must see.

Melvin White

Super Reviewer

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