• R, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Sofia Coppola
    In Theaters:
    Dec 22, 2010 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 19, 2011
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Critic Review - Associated Press

Coppola is brilliant at capturing mood: With cinematographer Harris Savides, her languid camera depicts California melancholy. But substance isn't her game.

January 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Associated Press | Comments (2)
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Harry S.

Harry Schwarz

Substance is never Coppola's game.All of her films are self indulgent , minimalist films, where here simplicity is supposedly meaningful. There's just nothing there to chew on,except a bunch of emotional clap trap from time to time, as though we are supposed to care. Her films remind me of poor student films I have seen,only they cost millions to make. She is not a talented director.

Aug 28 - 08:19 AM

C I.


Tell that to her Oscar, nominations, Golden Lion, and four positively-reviewed (MC) films. All from low-budget indie films, save for Marie-Antoinette.

Feb 29 - 01:25 PM

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