Somewhere … on my movie horizon

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?


  1. jan

    I do like the movies she has directed but it’s hard for me to get the image out of my mind of her in Godfather III when the audience cheered when she got shot. Kind of ruined the moment.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jan – Yes Sofia’s directorial work is wonderful … alas her acting career didn’t treat her so kindly. Such early memories can be hard to shake (for both us as watchers and no doubt for her too) … I can’t wait to see what her next movie will bring us!

  2. Susan

    Sorry I missed yesterday’s picnic but I know you had a good time! AND you’re thinking about limiting Internet access? Wooooo – I could have company in my misery :-).

    I haven’t been to see a film in ages so must put that on my to-do list.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Susan – Well have no fear, I’m sure there will be other (blog) picnics on the horizon, so you can join in then! 😉
      Yes … as for that whole limiting internet access idea … it may be mad, but I’m really thinking I need to put some structure around how I use my online time. So yes Susan, we can struggle on our path to internet limitations together! 🙂
      I haven’t been to a movie in AGES either … I think the last one was Inception with Leo (which I really liked) … I’ve been watching lots of DVDs at home though! 🙂

  3. katiecrackernuts

    Oooh, something to look forward to. Hopefully for you it will make the spring cleaning whizz by and by the time summer’s here you’ll be all sparkly and can duck away to watch the movies and grab yourself a choctop reward for all your hard work.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Katie – So true … it’s wonderful to have something to look forward to. I think it makes any frustrations and inconveniences in the meantime much easier to bear!
      So yes, here’s to a wonderful reward for cleaning the house of clutter!! … Mmmm … choc top – YUM (I seriously love those things … but only in the traditional vanilla ice-cream variety!). 🙂

  4. sas

    The Virgin Suicides is one of my favourites.
    So lovely to find your blog x

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Sas – I love The Virgin Suicides too … in fact it’s a movie I think about quite often – the visuals are quite amazing.
      Thanks for visiting the blog – it’s always lovely to have wonderful new readers find me! 🙂

  5. Susan

    Can’t leave a comment on today’s post? Is just the linky? (which I’ve entered).

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Susan – Sorry about the ‘comment’ failure on my blog … it’s since been ‘turned back on’ … I think I clicked on something when I was playing around with the linky … so thanks! 🙂

  6. Rellacafa

    Stephen Dorff AND Sofia Coppola?! I am so sold. There is no way that’s not going to be pretty!!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hiya Caf – I know!! Sofia really knows how to make an interesting film AND pick an awesome cast … I can’t wait to see it!!! 😀

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