<p>Moody isolation permeates most of Sophia Coppola's films, so it's no great shock that in <em>Somewhere</em>, we meet Johnny, a depressed C-list actor who's grasping at what remains of his stardom. In her debut work, <em>The Virgin Suicides</em>, Coppola presented the achingly beautiful Lisbon girls and their day-to-day repressed teenage lives. In <em>Lost in Translation</em>, Bill Murray's attempts to connect with his family overseas were fragmented and distanced. <em>Somewhere</em> examines the disjointed relationship between Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) and his daughter Cleo, played by Elle Fanning. Perhaps just as much a character in the film is the famous Chateau Marmont, a retreat in Hollywood for high profile celebrities, and the location of John Belushi's real-life overdose in the '80s.</p><p></p>Despite early negative whisperings, recent reviews have been decent, with Roger Ebert giving the film <a href="http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101221/REVIEWS/101229995">four stars and adding</a>, "Coppola watches this world. The familiar strangers on the hotel staff are on a first-name basis because a star's world has become reduced to his support. Hookers and sex partners come and go. There are parties filled with strangers, most of them not excited to see a star because they see stars constantly...Coppola is a fascinating director. She sees, and we see exactly what she sees. There is little attempt here to observe a plot. All the attention is on the handful of characters, on Johnny. He has attained success in his chosen field, and lost track of the ability to experience it. Perhaps you can stimulate yourself so much for so long that your sensitivity wears out. If Johnny has no inner life and his outer life no longer matters, then he's right: He's nothing."