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IN SHORT: Oneof the worst of the year. [Rated R for Sexual Content, Nudity and Language. 98 minutes.]
SOMEWHERE won the Golden Lion Award for Best Picture at the 20010 Venice International Film Festival.
SOMEWHERE is a witty, moving, and empathetic look into the orbit of actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff). You have probably seen him in the tabloids; Johnny is living at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. He has a Ferrari to drive around in, and a constant stream of girls and pills to stay in with. Comfortably numbed, Johnny drifts along. Then, his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) from his failed marriage arrives unexpectedly at the Chateau. Their encounters encourage Johnny to face up to where he is in life and confront the question that we all must: which path in life will you take?
]There's a California guy named Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff), an actor with no specific style. He's got a broken left wrist and likes to pass hsi off hours hiring twin, blonde pole dancers to come and entertain him in the privacy of his own space. They bring the poles. He can't remember their names. It's all quite platonic. Except that he trails their car to their next destination.
Same California guy watches young blonde ice skaters, too. [somehow I think this one is related in some way - daughter. Tends to shiow up unexpectedly but he loves her and they seem to connect.
Same California guy gets text messages from an anonomous source, all calling him names we can't print on the pages of a family friendly site. Johnny goes to a party. Gets very lucky. Passes out mid coitus. His femme partner does not appreciate that.
Press Junket at the Four Seasons. dull. Plaster over his head for a makeup session. andwith the latex applied, Johnnhy looks really old. Masseur in his hotel room -- usually he has a regular session with a femme. She's not available and a guy shows up. Halfway through he strips naked. End of session -- "It's not for me..." says Johnny
Eleven year old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) shows up unexpectedly but it's OK. They play Rock Band - Johnny wins. Johnny's wife "lou" the daughter is "clio" and the wife dumps the kid on him. He has to get her to camp 'cuz she's going away somewhere. He's about to go to Italy to do movie stuffr so it's a grind.. Instead he takes Clio to Italy. Luxury hotel swee.t. Press that don't speak Engish. Some kind of awards ceremony and he wins something. Back in the states she cooks eggs Benedict for breakfast. Keeps an eye out for paparazzi. Eventually leaves (foprcamp)
and Johnny gets in his porsche and drives out of town. abandons his car and walks away from the high life.
On average, a first run movie ticket will run you Ten Bucks. Were Cranky able to set his own price to Somewhere, he would have paid . . .
Wotta waste of time.
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