When I started to hear the buzz after Cannes Film Festival about Sofia Coppola’s new film, The Bling Ring, I was intrigued to see how this beautiful visionary would translate an aggressive storyline: a group of teenagers in LA obsessed with fashion and celebrities, who burglarize homes. Read More
Movies can be so influential. Unlike books, a vision is cast in front of you to dive into for an hour, so there’s no room to let your imagination run wild with vision of what the story looks like – it’s right there in front of you. I love how movies make me feel and on a weekend I can sometimes watch 2-3 of them, depending on my mood. Read More
We thought we would try something new on our blog today. I went to see ‘Somewhere’ the other month and wanted to share a short review with you. ‘Somewhere’ is Sofia Coppola’s fourth run movie starring Stephen Dorff who plays Johnny Marco – a movie star living in limbo at the very fashionable Chateau Marmont and Elle Fanning who plays Cleo – the mature daughter of an adolescent movie star. I couldn’t keep my eyes off Elle. Her presence was captivating; her fresh look reminded me of typical Marc Jacobs advert.
I had mixed feelings about this film; I can say I didn’t enjoy it as much as her previous ‘Lost in Translation’ and ‘Virgin Suicides’. However the high end hotel, the guy in limbo, the cusp on recovery and the tenderness between two unlikely characters are all familiar feelings that were provoked in Lost in Translation. The difference is that this film is about Hollywood – the place and the ideal, there’s a hint of the sinister side of celebrity land that was a bit hard hitting. A typical lost movie star wanting a way out… bored of the ideal and the materialistic lifestyle that Hollywood offers.
I get comforted by the quietness and the moody feelings that dominant Sofia’s work. She has a great talent with letting you experience a picture through silence.
If you haven’t already seen it yet, you should. Rising star Elle Fanning sure is a one to watch!
As the subtitle suggests the film evokes the thought “sometimes you just need a good reason to grow up”