Somewhere – Verloren in Hollywood (2010)

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Somewhere – Verloren in Hollywood: Directed by Sofia Coppola. With Stephen Dorff, Chris Pontius, Erin Wasson, Alexandra Williams. After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

“This is a more intelligent film than you might think.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI nearly didnu0026#39;t go to see Somewhere. People whou0026#39;d seen it suggested Iu0026#39;d find its long winded nature, irrelevant. Iu0026#39;m so glad I decided to see it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis intelligent film took us on the same ride that our key character was embarking on. From the first scene as we stand stationary watching a car circle a circuit aimlessly we begin to experience the monotony of Johnny Marcou0026#39;s life.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWe sat through whole episodes of amateur pole dancing, done reasonably well, so that Coppola could drag us through the point she was trying to make. Hey, you donu0026#39;t recommend a film like this to many people because most people like film to entertain, to have a beginning a middle and an end.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSomewhere had a turning point, the arrival of his daughter, and a conclusion, the electronic beep of Johnnyu0026#39;s car ignition. That is when it was headed elsewhere.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnd just maybe his life was headed in a more entertaining direction but Coppola would see that as another film; but not necessarily one to be made by her.”


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