I adore the work of Sofia Coppola. Her films have a certain wonderful way of looking at the world – there’s always at least one line, one scene or one character that stays with me long after I’ve watched one of her movies. I think the thing I like most about her films is that I like them in different ways – no two of her films are ever the same and yet they each have her delicate and distinctive touch.
I’ve enjoyed ‘The Virgin Suicides’, ‘Lost in Translation’ and ‘Marie Antoinette’ … so it’s really no great surprise that I’m really looking forward to her next film, ‘Somewhere’, though I have to wait until December for it to be released.
When I first read the synopsis of ‘Somewhere’ I thought it was going to be a bit like a movie version of ‘Entourage’ – the tale of a successful actor surrounded by money, women and drugs, who lives an empty and shallow life. But then I kept reading and watched the trailer, and realised ‘Somewhere’ is going to be nothing like that at all.
The story goes a little like this, ‘Johnny Marco’ (Stephen Dorff) is an actor drifting comfortably through his life, that is until his 11 year old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) arrives at his house. Through his relationship with her, Johnny is forced to make some serious decisions about the direction of his life. You should check out the trailer yourself and see what you think. While you’re there marvel at how different Stephen Dorff is looking these days … or is that just me?