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Somewhere Over the Sofia

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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.

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Director: Sofia Coppola

Writer: Sofia Coppola

Producer: G. Mac Brown, Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola

Cast: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius, Laura Ramsey, Robert Schwartzman, Benicio Del Toro, Becky O'Donohue, Laura Chiatti, Alexander Nevsky and Rachael Riegert