Somewhere: Blu Ray Review
Released by Universal
After winning us
over with the Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppolla returns
with this tale of a Hollywood bad boy spending his days in a hotel.
Stephen Dorff gives a brilliant turn as Johnny Marco,
who's living a life of excess as he works through a press junket and life
beyond. Disconnected from life and lacking any real emotional connection aside
from the obligatory few sexual liaisons, Marco's life is changed when he
receives an unexpected visit from his daughter, Cleo (played by another of the
prodigious Fanning clan).
Marco takes Cleo in and
out on the road to Italy with him as he does publicity for his new film and
picks up an award - but when he returns to America, he starts to realise that
he's lacking the emotional connection in his life.
Somewhere is trademark Coppolla all over - long, lingering shots
peppered with silent moments run rampant through this film (which isn't going to
be to everyone's taste). The director also wrote the story as well so it's very
much an arthouse passion project
The pair make a
likeable duo and thanks to Copolla's direction which sees plenty of shots
holding on people, places and events, it's a welcome relief from all the fast
paced and frenetic film making these days. Be warned - It won't be to everyone's
Extras: Making of