The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
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
Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning spent a lot of time together prior to the shoot in order to build the father-daughter relationship their characters have. For example, Dorff sometimes picked Fanning up after school. See more »
Cleo toggles between having and not having braces from scene to scene. This is most noticeable in scenes in the living room with Sammy and scenes in Johnny's car. 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 the one film I wanted to see at the Venice Film Festival and, dear, oh dear. A strange "tribute" to the French New Wave, at least that's what I think I thought. No emotional hooks to be found even if the story by its very nature should be emotional, not sentimental but emotional. I was in a sort of emotional limbo from beginning to end, hoping to cling on to something but not such luck. To be a French New Wave director you have to be French and working in France preferably pre-1970. What is Sofia Coppola all about? This film, after "Marie Antoniette", makes me wonder. I can't guess what her intention was here. News that ex boyfriend Quentin Tarantino, president of the Venice Film Festival Jury, awarded "Somewhere" the top honor doesn't really surprise me but it makes me so mad. What an outrageous blatant move. I wonder what Tarantino's adoring Italian critics are going to say now.
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