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"Somewhere" is a witty, moving, and empathetic look into the orbit of actor Johnny Marco. You have probably seen him in the tabloids; Johnny is living at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. He has a Ferrari to drive around in, and a constant stream of girls and pills to stay in with. Comfortably numbed, Johnny drifts along. Then, his 11-year-old daughter Cleo from his failed marriage arrives unexpectedly at the Chateau. Their encounters encourage Johnny to face up to where he is in life and confront the question that we all must: which path in life will you take?

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It seems impossible that this heavy-handed, self-serious movie comes from writer-director Sofia Coppola."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"If you're impressed by the fact that this won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival, go look up the price of a flight to Venice."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Unflinchingly honest and confidently challenging, this is an all around incredible film."
‑ Blake Griffin, We Got This Covered
"Even so-called "slow cinema" shouldn't be this dull."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Sofia Coppola gives us a first-class ticket to nowhere"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"The best movie directors aren't just masters of technical craft: They also are artists capable of showing you the world through their eyes -- of making you see and feel exactly what they do."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"There's no denying Coppola displays great understanding of wealthy ennui in Somewhere. And as a film stylist, she hits some fine grace notes. Still, she and we have been here before, and empty hotel life does have its limits."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Don't cry for the movie star, even if they don't have the glamorous life you imagine"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"In "Somewhere," what ends up happening is that the main character's lack of interest becomes the audience's burden."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"This is a film about vacuousness that's without much substance itself."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"Coppola is brilliant at capturing mood: With cinematographer Harris Savides, her languid camera depicts California melancholy. But substance isn't her game."
‑ Jake Coyle, Associated Press
""Somewhere" is a distinctly European exercise in observational nuance and tonal restraint in which Coppola stretches static images to the breaking point."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Even with its irritating ending, there's something so relatable about Marco that makes the story go, well, somewhere"
‑ Chase Whale, Gordon and the Whale
"A movie star and his neglected daughter bond while partaking in the celeb-filled glamour of the Chateau Marmont."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"A poor little princess' plaint about the burdens of being special."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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