Here’s A New Trailer For “Somewhere”, Directed By The Best Italian Chick Director Alive
Sofia Coppola needs a bit of a comeback after the oh-so-disappointing “Marie Antoinette”. If you ask me, that movie wouldn’t have been so terrible if not for Kirsten Dunst. I’m sorry, but that chick is freaking horrendous. I thought she was the weak link in every single “Spider Man” movie and I haven’t seen one thing, other than when she was two years old or whatever in “Interview With The Vampire”, in which she was even an average actor.
This post isn’t a Kirsten Dunst bashfest (but a full post on that is a great idea), this post is all about Sofia’s next flick, “Somewhere”. This looks like it gets back to what she does well: melancholy, broken people set against a clever pop music soundtrack. That’s not a reduction of her work either, that’s pretty much an explanation of movies that are right in my wheelhouse.
This one is about an actor, burned out by years of the Hollywood party, who is unexpectedly visited by his 11-year old daughter. In what I think will turn out to be a genius piece of casting, Stephen Dorff plays the rough edged actor. In her first role in a fairly serious movie, Elle Fanning is starring as his daughter.
So what do you think? I’m going on record and saying this will provide a Mickey Rourke-ian style comeback for Stephen Dorff. A movie like this is screaming for a great performance and it will be a case of art imitating life for him. I’m predicting huge things for him this year.