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.