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Somewhere Reviews

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January 13, 2011
Clearly Coppola has talent and ideas, and she's also the kind of filmmaker who seems most comfortable imposing a particular aesthetic vision and structure on her work.
Read More | Original Score: B-
January 13, 2011
It's about doing things together. The simple act of cooking, eating, lounging, hanging out.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 13, 2011
Ultimately, Somewhere may be too static, too minimalist a tale. But there's grace here, in its aching assessment of loneliness, in its examination of connections and family...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 11, 2011
Wow, so showbiz is a drag, and you need the grounding of real relationships to stay sane? Imagine that. And is there anyone really still troubled about the alienation of the wealthy and famous...?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 11, 2011
Coppola applies a delicate touch ... and Dorff seduces with a sensitivity that belies his B-movie resume. By the end, we not only feel for, but are moved by, Johnny Marco.
January 9, 2011
Coppola's graceful, touching, father-daughter chamber piece feels like -- in the best sense -- a love letter to her father.
January 7, 2011
The writer-director of "Lost in Translation" and "Marie Antoinette" has made the malaise of the privileged her special turf. Ennui is her milieu. And Coppola has a talent for revealing its existential and cultural dimensions.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 7, 2011
Throughout, Dorff is doggedly credible as an obtuse actor, but the richer performance here is from Fanning, and it might have been a stronger movie told from her character's point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2011
Good thing note-perfect performances from all involved tend to offset those negative aspects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 7, 2011
To comment upon meaninglessness by creating something entirely meaningless yourself is hardly a way to make your point - let alone get people into the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 7, 2011
Coppola's film is composed of many long, stationary shots in which so little is happening it's as if she's encouraging us to look closer for meaning.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 6, 2011
There's something mesmerizing and special about "Somewhere," for those willing to wait and let the movie cast its spell.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 6, 2011
Another "woe is me, I'm famous" wallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 6, 2011
It's the singular achievement of Sofia Coppola's affecting new film that she manages to make us care for a dissolute movie star, his angry ex-wife and their indulged daughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 6, 2011
It's the kind of thing some people will appreciate and embrace, while others will flee in a fit of frustrated boredom. My advice: Stick around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2011
Casting the less-than-charismatic Dorff may bolster Coppola's thesis, but it's dramatically self-defeating. How can we feel for Johnny, when there's no there there?
January 3, 2011
Coppola compounds her customary fragile rue with newfound austerity and toughness
January 3, 2011
Tender, dryly witty, and shot with Coppola's typically exquisite eye for colour and detail.
January 3, 2011
Sometimes empty is just empty.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 2, 2011
That use of gorgeously subtle sound design and perfectly timed credits is a Sofia Coppola signature that she seems to have bettered through simplification in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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