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3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhere, Nowhere., 4 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Somewhere [DVD] (2010) (DVD)
Miss Coppola has directed four feature films.
The peerless 'Lost in Translation', and 'The Virgin Suicides' are about restraint, one internally and the other externally imposed.
'Somewhere' and 'Marie Antoinette' are about lack of restraint.
They could not, however, be more different.
The protagonist, Johnny, has it all and he has nothing. His recreations are casual sex and his Ferrari. He has freedom and money galore. But there is no focus to his life, that is until he is obliged to care for his pubescent daughter (Cleo). She is his emotional salvation and in her innocence is the antithesis of the other women in his life. She redeems him.
The film moves unhurriedly, sometimes very slowly. It give the viewer time to think. But it never grabbed me. I remained indifferent to Johnny's existence. I didn't care about him; but I did care about Cleo, though not excessively because I knew she would not be corrupted. Hence it almost, but not quite, failed for me.
Yes, I'll watch it again, but not for some time.
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Initial post: 18 Feb 2014 15:22:53 GMT
Having read some of the favourable reviews on "Somewhere", I decided to watch with an uncritical eye, on and on through the story of a typical jaded movie star character and his attempts to be an adequate father for his visiting daughter Cleo. The story has already been explained by other reviewers, so to be brief - it moved in slow, disconnected sequences that failed to convince me of Johnny's journey as a reformed character. The lovely performance of young Cleo helped enormously to distract from the tedium of watching stilted scenes which seem drawn from a dozen other "glamorous" depictions of kinky indulgent life styles of the wealthy living on the edge.
I would hesitate greatly to watch any other Coppola films after seeing this. Especially if they open with the mindless, pointless scene of a noisy car circling an empty road.
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