Wow, I really liked Somewhere! That's the new Sofia Coppola and I think the critics have generally been dissing it, so to be fair I may have gone in with lesser expectations.
And in truth, it definitely takes it down a notch or eight from her past three films.
Nothing will ever be Lost In Translation, but I actually thought these two had a ton in common, from theme to mood and style. It's obviously a lot different, and I'm not too sure what I think of the ending. Initially I really liked it, and I still do, but I'm not sure what to take away from it. I saw it with my friend L, and we got to talk about it a bit, but it's a good one for mulling over even more.
And yes, Elle Fanning was really great.
There are so many things I could go into, but it's really just a movie better appreciated after a viewing. I will say I think you have to get past the whole beef about the "privileged lifestyle of a movie star," that's not really the point. I just really enjoyed it and as always, SC puts together a great soundtrack, too. ;)
Oh, and I also saw 127 Hours, as per my Oscar duties. I actually DID want to see this, I like James Franco and Danny Boyle quite a bit.
Um. Yeah, I knew it would be hard to watch, but I don't feel like I was adequately warned HOW HARD it would be to watch. Not that I'm complaining. But JESUS.
So yeah, I can't think of a single person in my family to whom I could recommend this. None of them would Ever. Watch. This.
I'm not gonna lie, that motherf'er made me squirm a couple times. But it was quite well done? Wow.