At the end of Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, Scarlett Johansson whispers into Bill Murray's ear something the audience never hears. For all her films, Coppola crafts that dreamy mood like a tone poem. Her movies are like the champagne created for her at her father's winery: "lightly textured and vibrant through the finish."
Somewhere, Coppola's latest film, is just that, critics would argue. Stephen Dorff stars as actor Johnny Marco, who is reunited with his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning). Somewhere has a bubbly-yet-pensive feeling: dreamy with a message. Some critics argue that this isn't enough; others say this ennui is just her style.