DVD: Somewhere (15)

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Sofia Coppola's latest offering about a disillusioned actor and his daughter is refreshingly slow-paced.

Filmed mainly at LA's Chateau Marmont, it's easy to make comparisons with Lost in Translation; a posh hotel, solitude in the city, swathes of silence and even the amusing portrayal of a foreign culture when they go to Italy. However, unlike Coppola's 2003 masterpiece, joyous moments are somewhat lacking. It's endearing to see father and daughter playing Guitar Hero, but it doesn't lift the spirits the way, for instance, the karaoke scene did in the earlier film. It's worth getting the DVD purely for its beautifully filmed and insightful bonus documentary.

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