After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

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Sofia Coppola

Writer:

Sofia Coppola
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Johnny Marco
Chris Pontius ... Sammy
Erin Wasson ... Party Girl #1
Alexandra Williams Alexandra Williams ... Party Girl #2
Nathalie Fay ... Party Girl #3
Kristina Shannon ... Bambi
Karissa Shannon ... Cindy
John Prudhont ... Chateau Patio Waiter
Ruby Corley Ruby Corley ... Patio Girl
Angela Lindvall ... Blonde in Mercedes
Maryna Linchuk ... Vampire Model
Meghan Collison Meghan Collison ... Vampire Model
Jessica Miller Jessica Miller ... Vampire Model
Elle Fanning ... Cleo
Lala Sloatman ... Layla
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Storyline

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

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Executive producer Fred Roos suggested the casting of Elle Fanning. Her performance in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) impressed Roos. Sofia Coppola was initially reluctant however, believing Fanning to be a typical, professional Hollywood child actress, but agreed to meet her, and was won over. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Johnny Marco: What's that book about again?
Cleo: 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.
Johnny Marco: Why doesn't she become one too?
Cleo: 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.
Johnny Marco: Oh, man.
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Connections

References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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Written by Gwen Stefani and Dallas Austin
Performed by Gwen Stefani
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Better Than You Think
29 December 2010 | by chrisliz57See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

21 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Somewhere See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$119,086, 26 December 2010

Gross USA:

$1,785,645

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,788,642
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