Hollywood actor Johnny Marco, nested in his luxury hotel of choice, is a stimulated man. Drinking, parties and women keep a creeping boredom under wraps in between jobs. He is the occasional father of a bright girl, Cleo, who may be spoiled but doesn't act it. When Cleo's mother drops her off and leaves town, Johnny brings her along for the ride, but can he fit an 11-year-old girl into his privileged lifestyle?Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
When Johnny is leaving Los Angeles near the end of the movie, he enters northbound US101 but in one segment he passes an off ramp sign in the north end of the San Fernando Valley that says, "Los Angeles" That would be in the southbound direction. See more »
What's that book about again?
It's about this girl that's in love with this guy. But he's a vampire, and his whole family's vampires. So she can't really be with him.
Why doesn't she become one too?
doesn't she become one too? Cleo: Because she can't. He doesn't want to turn her into a vampire. And if she gets too close to him, he won't be able to help himself.
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This is a more intelligent film than you might think.
I nearly didn't go to see Somewhere. People who'd seen it suggested I'd find its long winded nature, irrelevant. I'm so glad I decided to see it.
This intelligent film took us on the same ride that our key character was embarking on. From the first scene as we stand stationary watching a car circle a circuit aimlessly we begin to experience the monotony of Johnny Marco's life.
We sat through whole episodes of amateur pole dancing, done reasonably well, so that Coppola could drag us through the point she was trying to make. Hey, you don't recommend a film like this to many people because most people like film to entertain, to have a beginning a middle and an end.
Somewhere had a turning point, the arrival of his daughter, and a conclusion, the electronic beep of Johnny's car ignition. That is when it was headed elsewhere.
And just maybe his life was headed in a more entertaining direction but Coppola would see that as another film; but not necessarily one to be made by her.
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