Somewhere Synopsis
A Hollywood bad-boy reexamines his life after an unexpected visit from his young daughter.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie's redemptive structure is a bit routine, yet I watched nearly every scene with a sense of discovery. Coppola is a true filmmaker,...
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By Ella Taylor
By the end of Somewhere, all I could summon up was a fervent wish-you-well - not for him, but for his beguiling elf of a child.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
As in "Lost in Translation," Coppola keeps an eye out for the broken places. That's when Somewhere is really something.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Whatever the intention, Somewhere, in its odd, detached way, is compelling viewing.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Some could find the story verging on self-indulgence, and indeed there are patches that teeter perilously close. But we care about the two...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Ultimately, Somewhere may be too static, too minimalist a tale. But there's grace here.
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The Hollywood Reporter

After her foray into historical costumers with "Marie Antoinette," Sofia Coppola makes a happy return to "Lost in Translation" territory in...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's easy to speculate that the loving Cleo and the frequently absent Johnny are stand-ins for Ms. Coppola and her own famous father, but...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Dorff and Fanning are perfect in their roles, and Coppola captures the draining narcissism of celebrity culture with the understanding of...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
I can't say why Coppola wanted to spend time with this man. It's like following someone on Twitter who fails to generate many compelling...
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By movie vixen
Excellent direction, worthy of being seen, but the pace requires patience- like watching grass grow....

Five Word Review

By billyr
Horrible Horrible Horrible Horrible Horrible...


By cinefanatic
Have to say I was somewhat disappointed by this film. Very little plot--the theme; high-living divorced dad who comes realization that he needs to change his life style to be there for his pre-teen...

Five Word Review

By cachorro25
Unbearable Boring Typical S.Coppola Timewaste...


By PEOlady
This was the most boring movie I have gone to see!! I had no idea that there was no plot and not much of a story line. How weird. We kept waiting for something to happen; and nothing did. The...

expected better---

By Chartousha
good film making, with very good parts but sometimes a little too - draggy or something. Expected more after reading some of my favorite critic reviews....

Worst Movie I've Ever Seen

By lanabot
Watching paint dry is putting it mildly. Now I think the movie "Lost in Translation" was good accidentally. AVOID!!...


By Mr.R.
It's a long time to spend looking at a depressing still-life....

Not even worth seeing if given a free ticket

By Enkidooo
Easily one of the most pointless exercizes in filmmaking. A self-indulgent, narsisistic display that somehow captured the jaded interest of voters at Caan; thereby demonstrating that those people...


By rivkira
Usually I'm not a fan of movies where very little happens - but the acting is so perfect in this film I didn't even notice. Stephen Dorff is showing why I've been a fan for 20 years and Elle Fanning...

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Rated R | For Sexual content, nudity and language
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Common Sense Media says Exceptional but mature Hollywood story.
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