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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Somewhere Movie Review

Somewhere 7/10
'Somewhere' won the Golden Lion at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, maybe because ex-boyfriend Tarantino led the jury? I have gone back and forth in my mind about this film. Although I think that similar themes were better explored in 'Lost in Translation', it does stand up on its own merit. The film portrays the celebrity experience of ennui but does so at a somewhat superficial level. There are some moments that remind us why Coppola is well-regarded, in particular the makeup scene, the pool scene (I love this scene), the comical massage scene, and the Italian variety show scene (but didn't we already see the latter two in 'Lost in Translation'?). The intro and ending are also great, but Coppola stole them from Vincent Gallo's 'The Brown Bunny'. These deficiencies force me to knock it down a peg. Stephen Dorff gives a respectable performance and Elle Fanning is terrific in her supporting role.


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