The 2010 drama “Somewhere” from Focus Features was written and directed by Sofia Coppola. Starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Chris Pontius, Erin Wasson, Alexandra Williams, Nathalie Fay, Kristina Shannon, Karissa Shannon, John Prudhont, Ruby Corley, Angela Lindvall, Maryna Linchuk, Meghan Collision, Jessica Miller and Lala Sloatman.
In this coming of age story that revolves around a father and his daughter, both are growing up in different ways; Johnny has been living fast and loose as a celebrity, while his daughter has been raised by her mother. Suddenly the tables are turned and Johnny has to “grow up” and accept his responsibilities for his actions that can have a lasting impact on his impressionable young daughter. Meanwhile his daughter is also trying to come to terms with living with her father and wondering what is going to happen to her mother who is now trading places with Johnny as the carefree single person.
Living the high life in Los Angeles as a celebrity Johnny (Stephen Dorff) is easy to recognize from his many tabloid photos. He’s currently residing at the chic place of the moment the famous Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood, California. Surrounding by beautiful women who are willing to spend time with him as amusement, Johnny is comfortably cruising along on his popularity, but going nowhere.
With all of the privileges that celebrity status has brought him, he numbs his discontent about his failed marriage with prescription pills and outrageous flirtations and past-times. Then one morning he awakes surprised to see his eleven year old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning). Taking her visit in stride, he watches in amazement as she skates and adapts easily to his environment.
But when his ex-wife tells him that she is going away and gives no clue to when she will return, Johnny begins to take a closer look at where he is in life and how his care for his daughter changes things. Through their daily interactions Johnny begins to come out of the haze that has marked his daily life and starts to consider how he must start to act for the long term. Meanwhile he is wondering how Cleo’s mother will explain her absence to her and where she will fit in their future.