2011 is definitely looking up in terms of incredible cinema, filling the void until the release of The Black Swan next week is another of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, Somewhere. The Sofia Coppola-directed, achingly cool film portraying the darker side of fame was supposedly inspired by her own Hollywood childhood spent celebrity-watching at the Chateau Marmont.
The film features 90's heartthrob Stephen Dorff as a semi-washed up Hollywood actor leading an empty hedonistic life residing in the infamous Chateau Marmont. His 11-year-old daughter is played by the latest pre-teen style crush to hit the fashion pages, Elle Fanning, younger sister of Dakota, who comes to stay. A starkly honest portrayal of Hollywood life without the fake Hollywood ending, what else would you expect from the mind that brought us Lost In Translation?
With a soundtrack that includes stripped-down versions of Strokes songs and the new Phoenix album, this is without a doubt one of the coolest films of the year.
Somewhere is showing in select cinemas now.
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