Director: Sofia Coppola. Cast: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan. 97 min. Rated R. Drama.
Sofia Coppola isn't the most acclaimed filmmaker out there, but she's definitely perfecting her style. Fixating the viewer on a trance-like single scene for the longest time using a stationary camera, has become her repeating method to portray attractive washed-out characters (remember Marie Antoinette, Lost in Translation). The washed-out character here is a world-famous Hollywood superstar who is actually a depressed loser, struggling to maintain a minimally decent relationship with his daughter (the opening shot of a Ferrari racing in circles is the giveaway). Coppola is obviously offering first-hand knowledge on the Hollywood elite; but my problem was: Who cares?