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Exceptional but mature Hollywood story.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bypauly123 July 18, 2013
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Nice movie with a deep message

This movie is about a famous, rich actor who has no real friends. All of the women he dates want to be with him because he's a famous actor. But when his daughter comes, everything changes. He knows someone is really out there for him and he finally sees the bright side of life. In the end, he realizes fame made him someone with a boring life and he wanted to stop being famous and enjoy life's simple pleasures. I think most teens will not understand this message and the movie itself will seem pretty boring. Suitable for children 12+ but I think it will be enjoyed more by teens 14+.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byscout661 January 31, 2011
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Pensive, Delightful movie for interested, mature teens

I loved this movie. I saw it on new years. I had waited SO LONG to see it (sofia coppola being my favorite director) and I was blown away. This movie, about a movie star and his relationship with his daughter is pensive, cool, and beautiful. It might be boring for some teenage viewers though! The only concerns are bare breasts, implied sexual actions, and corse language. I felt that, as a 13 year old (at the time) It was nothing I haven't seen before. I THOROUGHLY recommend it!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Teen, 15 years old Written byFishynmn May 27, 2014
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

Small indie gem is an exceptional work of art that leaves you speechless!

Somewhere is a beautiful, realistic movie about a bored movie star, who searches for meaning and purpose in life, which he begins to find in his eleven-year-old daughter. If you are expecting an average, run-of-the-mill drama-comedy, know fully well that that is far from what Somewhere actually is. It is an independent, art-house movie which has long scenes in which nothing really seems to be going on, but that is how Somewhere connects to us. Somewhere is a pleasure only for adults, however, possibly a mature, older teenager. The following content problems include: ___________________________________________________________________ - Sex scenes that involve upper and partial female nudity, some fairly graphic.___________________________________________________________ - Foul Language (A few uses of f--k and other lesser profanities).________ - Pill popping and drug related content._______________________________ - Frequent smoking, drinking, and partying.____________________________ - Adultrous affairs, smoking, swearing, etc all in the presence of a child.__ ___________________________________________________________________ What also should be noted is the heavy emotional themes and immoral characters. The main character has many affairs with various women, through-out, even when his young daughter is nearby. You can tell throughout the movie that the main character is emotionally disturbed with his life style and also bored and depressed. The main character also is frequently stoned, watching pole-dancers, and hosting/attending parties. ___________________________________________________________________ *Spolier Starts Here!* The ending mostly redeems the movie morally. After he drops his daughter off at summer camp, Johnny drives home, feeling the emptiness he felt before his daughter entered his life. He breaks down emotionally in his hotel room and calls some of his lovers to come and comfort him, which they decline and tell him they can't. Eventually, Johnny suddenly checks out of his hotel room the next morning, apparently tired of his current life, and begins to drive far away from the hotel, knowing that the only way he can find true purpose in life is to leave his past behind. *Spoiler Ends Here!* ___________________________________________________________________ While the ending could be considered uplifting, the rest of the movie is strongly iffy for anyone under seventeen. The teen most be aware that the main character has lots of moral and emotional issues and is in no way a role model in any shape or form. It is only when he found love, exspecailly the love of his daughter, that he truly felt some kind of peace deep down inside. ___________________________________________________________________ Altogether, Somewhere is strictly for mostly an adult audience that fully understand that there are some messed up people out there and remember that they are not truly happy. What makes Somewhere even more iffy, even for adults, is the sex scenes featured occasionally that contain nudity. These are graphic and easily could have been toned down. Caution is recommended for any aged audience before watching Somewhere, though it should not be avoided.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byThe Cheap Seats February 17, 2014
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Starring Elle Fanning and Stephen Dorff

"Somewhere" is an excellent drama/comedy that features brilliant, multi-dimensional performances from Elle Fanning and Stephen Dorff. Like many other Sofia Coppola films, it's mainly a character study. Actually, this film is all character study. It's beautifully shot and the film itself looks glossy and vibrant. There are a few too many long shots that just show characters doing everyday things which I noticed in "Lost in Translation" also, but not so much in "The Bling Ring." It's a very good movie. There a few scenes of nudity and implied sex. A few f-words but it's an overall tame film. One character is shown constantly drinking and smoking.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written bykhan2705 December 22, 2010
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

outstanding film making, slow paced but excellent.

3.5/5 SOMEWHERE is a witty, moving, and empathetic look into the orbit of actor Johnny Marco (played by Stephen Dorff) who 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? well this was the movie i was looking forward to, i mean after watching the trailer with the soothing music and getting the idea of a different take on the plot i wanted to watch it. its a Coppola movie, but the thing that really kind of made me wait for it was the surprise and out of nowhere winning of Golden Lion for Best Picture at the Venice International Film Festival. this movie is for sure one of the best Indie Offbeat movies this year. if not one of the very best movies of the year but for sure a good movie. this movie is extremely slow paced and boring but that is the beauty of it, i seriously never felt tiring or getting bored, which is strange but true. i loved this movie exactly the way it is. after my personal favorite Lost In Translation she did it again. its an awsome movie. perfectly Directed by Sofia Coppola with great perfection, she uses long shots without pauses, very long shots with not much happening which gives this movie a very realistic and near to life feel. you exactly get this feeling of seeing the life of this actor exactly the way it is, Coppola gives exactly what she sees, perfect, she actually pushes the boundaries as a director. editing and screenplay was good. their isn't much talking in the movie, not much to show but whatever you see speaks louder and clear than it would have with actual talking, which is odd but in a strange way perfect for it. it features very nice and good performances by Stephen Dorff and the cute Elle Fanning, good performances. the story is really good, a very different and deeper view at the Hollywood life, she kind of makes us see the Microscopic picture of it. very simple but yet big and deep. a very good movie and a good take, i loved it and i am sure you will too. a very moving movie.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models