Venice Film Festival 2010 winner, from fantastic writer/director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette). A small-scale story set in Los Angeles about Johnny (Stephen Dorff, Public Enemies), a hard-living Hollywood actor stumbling through a life of excess, living it up at the infamous Chateau Marmont Hotel. With an unexpected visit from his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning's sister), Johnny is forced to reevaluate.
Also stars Benicio Del Toro, Michelle Monaghan, Robert Schwartzman (Jason Schwartzman's brother) and music by French band, Phoenix.
Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival 2010.
2010Rating: M, Sex scenes, coarse language and nudity98 minsUSA
A quiet heartbreaker. Trading "Lost in Translation's" Tokyo hotel for Beverly Hills' Chateau Marmont, the ever-perceptive writer-director further hones her gifts for ruefully funny observation and understated melancholy with this low-key portrait of a burned-out screen actor...
Coppola stays close to the details and innuendoes of the story, making every shot count. With lots of fixed-frame shots and occasionally playing out scenes in real time, the film has a relaxed indie rhythm and laid-back style that mimics the way young Hollywood actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) coasts through life.