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Its well acted, the characters are interesting but the story is so slow.
Charming, poetic, beautiful and subtle experience. Its a very feminine point of view. Of a recognition, reencounter between father and dauther. Dont understand the hating and think its an underrated movie. Silent they say? Slow? Sometimes a gesture, a movement, the colours, the sounds can say much more than concrete actions.
Yes, it seems like Coppola retreated the set of themes of celebrity ennui, melancholy, feeling adrift and leading a meaningless senselessly that worked brilliantly in her magnum opus, Lost in Translation. But these themes here take a centre stage and are explored through an irresistible father-daughter relationship in a way only manageable through Sofia's hypnotic lens and extraordinary ear for music. The first act is a bit overlong and repetitive, though.
Bojack Horseman before it existed
Somewhere boring that's for sure.
I love Sophia Coppola's style. It's so genuine in nature and it always seems like it's from a first person point of view. One of my favorite things about Sophia Coppola os the way that she can write her movies and as well all the charm throughout. The way she can tell us what's going on or what happened in the past by just subtle things in certain scenes.
That face mask scene gave me anxiety, I don't know how he did it. Watching this movie, you can;t help but wonder if this is how some actors live. Oh man, I love how Pontiffs said the "so hard" reference from Wildboyz.
There's definitely a lot of inspiration from Lost in Translation in this movie. Hahaha! The look Cleo gives her father when that blonde chick shows up at the breakfast table. So good. This movie is a really good introspective take on someone who has everything but feels like they're nothing in the world, unhappy, depressed.
I think the best thing was that having his daughter re enter into his life prompted him to change it so that he could be a happier person. Really good and introspective movie.
Atmospheric and touching with the added bonus of multiple scenes at the Chateau Marmont.
Too similar to Lost in Translation.
Sofia Coppola's Somewhere (2010) is a slow burn satire of celebrity fame, boredom, absurdity, and luxury. Unfortunately, Somewhere feels like a less interest and less funny Lost in Translation. Coppola already did this subject matter better years ago.
Somewhere is still interesting with Coppola's signature dreamy aesthetic and depressing tone. She directs with a loving and respectful eye for her characters that makes each moment feel intentional.
Somewhere makes being famous look tedious and repetitive. The sex is constant as is the praise, while all around you feel fake. Somewhere captures the easy luxury of wealth and comfortable locales. The absurd press tours and special effects days are humorous, but could have been funnier. The everyday ennui of celebrity life is recreated within Somewhere, but that is not very interesting to watch. Lost in Translation imagined this all with funnier humor and more biting social commentary.
While the cinematography and editing is stellar, you wish there was more depth beneath Somewhere's sleek look and lazy afternoon feel. The commentary and themes of parenthood feel so original and focused compared to the ideas on fame. The lead's relationship to his daughter is what grounds and carries Somewhere.
The lack of any story with little dialogue make Somewhere feel too slow, honestly. I understand that Somewhere wants to depict realistic moments of celebrity daily life and routine, but that just is not exciting to watch always.
Stephen Dorff is excellent as Johnny Marco despite having few lines. Elle Fanning is charming as Cleo and fun alongside Dorff. She comes across as very genuine.
Chris Pontius has a nice supporting role as Sammy, Dorff's brother or friend. He is so pleasant and supportive that you really like him. I liked the Benicio Del Toro cameo as well!
So, while the acting in Somewhere is splendid, the writing is too bare. Characters needed to say something in Somewhere to get you to care more. The visual storytelling is magnificent at least. Coppola is a master director and a brilliant writer. She just needed to write more to round out Somewhere's characters and plotting. The soundtrack is unique and fun like all of Sofia's films at least.
In all, Sofia Coppola is a talented director to make Somewhere watchable and thought provoking, but the lack of material makes Somewhere feel shallow and aimless at times.
Some of Sofia Coppola atmospheric movies work like a charm, some don't. THIS--- SO--- DON'T! If you don't like the first 5 very long minutes, drop it there, won't become any better.
A decent film whose great performances and dark humor save it from being just a Lost In Translation retread (which it is).