Dec 27, 2010
This is a movie...
...about a hollow man (Stephen Dorff)...
...who lives at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood and does nothing all day.
He is rich and miserable. It's hard to be a movie star.
One day, his daughter (Elle Fanning) comes to see him.
They do nothing all day together.
He continues doing nothing and feeling nothing until she cries and he does too.
There are ways of conveying boredom and hollowness that are insightful and interesting (and fun). Somewhere, written and directed by Sofia Coppola, is perfunctory, boring, hollow and annoyingly uninteresting. If you want to see something much more real and extremely disturbing about poor, miserable movie stars, I recommend Casey Affleck's and Joaquin Phoenix's faux documentary I'm Still Here, which is like Entourage in Hell.