Sofia Coppola's SOMEWHERE
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Join Date: Feb 2006
I watched Somewhere last night, and to my surprise.. I actually did like it! I had seen the trailer and had thought it looked pretty good, but then I read some bad reviews and my interest sort of fizzled.
Here's the thing... It was a lot less deeper than I had been expecting. I thought it would be much more intense or pack a greater 'punch' so to speak.. especially in reguards to the ending... and I do understand the criticism that it's a tad pointless. But then, I think that's exactly the theme being conveyed- the pointlessness of this man's life, and the emptiness underlying all the so-called 'fun' things going on in it. I liked the fact that Sofia doesn't necessarily make us feel sorry for him though, that she stays objective.. doesn't sugarcoat, but doesn't over-dramatize either, I found it refreshingly unpretentious in that sense.. ultimately she lets us decide how we feel about him, weather we empathise with his emptiness or not.
I don't think we end up knowing a lot about Johnny in the end, and I do wish she had gone a level deeper with that, but the few moments of tenderness between him & Cleo, it's like we suddenly feel a pulse in this seemingly pulseless man...and it's subtle, but so sweet.
I love LOVE Elle Fanning as Cleo, she is just luminous in the film and a pure ray of light!
I can't wait to see more of this girl...I also loved the Twilight reference too, especially with Dakota being in the films.. so cute.
I'm loving angels instead
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