Somewhere

Sunday October 31st 2010


Generally speaking, you know what you’re getting with a Sofia Coppola movie: beautifully hazy scenery, quiet characters, intermittent dialogue, limited plot and, of course, a totally inspired soundtrack…

Somewhere has all of this and, miraculously, is actually pretty good to boot.

Father-daughter relationships and the trials of fame are both well-worn Hollywood themes, but Coppola (surely the only significant Coppola in 2010) is mercifully careful to avoid cliché, balancing the inate ‘in-ness’ of the whole thing with disarming honesty and delicate restraint.

Money Never Sleeps could learn a thing or two.