Sofia Coppola’s ‘Somewhere’ Getting Great Reviews Early On

September 3rd, 2010 // 5 Comments

Sofia Coppola is a genius. Just my opinion. She is responsible for quirky films like Lost In Translation, Marie Antoinette, and The Virgin Suicides. Her new film Somewhere is looking so fantastic and apparently its already getting rave reviews from the Venice Film Festival.

Variety’s review was as follows,”Sofia
Coppola’s “Somewhere” is a quiet heartbreaker. Trading “Lost in
Translation’s” Tokyo hotel for Beverly Hills’ Chateau Marmont, the
ever-perceptive writer-director further hones her gifts for ruefully
funny observation and understated melancholy with this low-key portrait
of a burned-out screen actor. Steeped in morning-after regret and
centered around a strong performance by Stephen Dorff the result is sure to frustrate those who require their plots thick and their emotions underlined.”

It also stars Dakota Fanning’s little sister Elle, who looks equally adorable and talented. Pictured here, Director Sofia Coppola, actress Elle Fanning
and actor Stephen Dorff attend the ‘Somewhere’ premiere during the 67th
Venice Film Festival at the Sala Grande Palazzo Del Cinema on September
3rd in Venice, Italy.
Sofia Coppola is married to the lead singer of Phoenix Thomas Mars after a divorce to Spike Jonze and recently gave birth to a baby girl.

It seems there is no end to her creative talents. I can’t get enough. Somewhere looks to be another one of my possible favorites.

By Chelsi Archibald

  1. In The Know

    MA was an indulgent cliche that looked as if it was made by a film school student that was handed a huge budget.

    Quirky yes, genius….c’mon?

    Her Dad is the greatest filmmaker of all time.

    Why anoint her just because?

    She is talented but so are many others at USC or UCLA Film, without the name, that simply can’t get the budget.


  2. Leanne

    ‘Sofia Coppola is a genius’ – I would like to second that.

    i just love her and her films – I think that people give her such a hard time for being the son of a world famous film director – obviously it has helped her along the way, but so what? She has pure talent, and she has an unrivaled way of capturing emotion.

    I am an aspiring film director and I would like to think that if I have the same talent as Sofia, someday I will ‘make it’

    Check out my blogage!!!



  3. Demery Hicks

    Puts the “tense” in pretentious. If you are an insomniac this film will cure you.

  4. susan

    This is the worst film I have ever seen with no plot and an ending no one can figure out. The young Fanning was wonderful.

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