While recuperating from an injury at Beverly Hills’ famed Chateau Marmont, bad-boy actor Johnny Marco receives a visit from his young daughter, Cleo. Though his mind is not on parenting, she has a way of inserting herself into her father’s daily routine. Slowly, the two bond, forcing Johnny to re-examine his life of excesses and his relationship with Cleo.

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Further Reading

  • Felicity Colman, ‘“Hit me harder: the transversality of becoming-adolescent”’, Women and Culture, vol. 16, no. 3, winter 2005
  • Pam Cook, ‘Sofia Coppola’, in Fifty Contemporary Film Directors
  • Fiona Handyside, ‘Postfeminist (d)au(gh)teurs: Sofia Coppola and the girl’s voyage to Italy in Somewhere’ in New Visions of the Child in Italian Cinema
  • J M Tyree, ‘Searching for Somewhere’, Film Quarterly 64: 4 (Summer 2011)
  • Caitlin Yeunen-Lewis, ‘Cool PostFeminism: The Stardom of Sofia Coppola’, in In the Limelight and Under the Microscope: Forms and Functions of Female Celebrity