Somewhere script
Somewhere (2010)
Synopsis: While recuperating from an injury at Beverly Hills' famed Chateau Marmont, bad-boy actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) receives a visit from his young daughter, Cleo (Elle Fanning). 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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EXT. RACE TRACK - DAY 1

It's overcast, as a black Ferrari speeds around an empty

track in the foggy haze. It does lap after lap, getting

nowhere.

It slows down and stops. JOHNNY gets out and stands there.

CUT TO:

Main titles over black: Somewhere

2 INT. CHATEAU MARMONT - NIGHT 2

JOHNNY, a bad boy actor in his early thirties, comes down the

stairs flanked by some pretty party girls, wasted and

laughing. He trips and falls down the stairs out of frame.

JOHNNY (O.S.)

Ow....fuck.

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3 INT. JOHNNY’S BEDROOM - NIGHT 3

Johnny reclines on pillows on a bed in the Chateau Marmont.

He has a bruise on his face and a cast on his wrist.

Prescription bottles line the night table next to a bottle of

Petrus.

He stares blankly ahead. An out-of-focus girl's body comes

into frame.

CUT TO:

4 Johnny's P.O.V. - THE TWINS, dressed in candy-striper mini 4

dresses, cheerfully do a get-well dance for him at a strip

pole.

A get-well bouquet of metallic balloons are starting to sag

behind them; a little boom box plays music for their routine.

Johnny leaves them to go in the bathroom. He passes a table

with some books on it - Proust and Dostoevsky.

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5 INT. BATHROOM - NIGHT 5

Johnny looks in the mirror at his bruised face and how much

more his hair is thinning. He takes some Propecia and Vicodin

and goes back to bed.

6 INT. JOHNNY’S ROOM - NIGHT 6

He watches the twins from bed...his eyelids are heavy, and he

passes out.

The twins pack it up - folding up their travel strip-pole

like a telescope, and taking their boom box on their way out.

FADE OUT.

7 EXT. CHATEAU MARMONT PATIO - AFTERNOON 7

It’s a sunny day in Los Angeles. Johnny sits alone on a

bench, with sunglasses on, smoking.

A familiar waiter asks him if he needs anything.

Two LA girls at another table look over at him with inviting

smiles.

His phone makes a beep and with heavy eyelids, he looks down

at a text message on the screen:

Why are you such an asshole?

CUT TO:

8 EXT. L.A. STREETS - DAY 8

Johnny drives aimlessly through LA, down Mulholland.

A sandy blonde in a Porsche smiles at him, and he follows her

for a while, then loses her in the traffic.

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9 INT. CHATEAU MARMONT HALLWAY - EVENING 9

He walks down the hall, as Amazon girls dressed as vampires,

smoking cigarettes pass him.

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They all check him out and step into a room where a photo

shoot is going on.

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10 INT. JOHNNY’S SUITE - NIGHT 10

He smokes a cigarette and waits for something, what to do

next. In real time we watch him smoke and wait.

When his cigarette is done, he throws some pills in his mouth

and has a beer.

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11 Johnny’s P.O.V. - Power-rock tennis routine: 11

The twins wear short white tennis outfits while they do a

dance at the pole for him, spinning around with their tennis

racquets.

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12 After their routine, one of the twins passes by Johnny and he

grabs her and throws her on the bed. She shoves him off-12

CINDY:

I’m Cindy, you moron.

and keeps going on her way.

JOHNNY:

Oh, sorry, Cindy.

The other twin, Bambi, leans down for a passionate kiss.

BAMBI:

I’m the other one.

E.C.U. She kisses him, then blows her gum into a bubble, it

pops in his face.

CUT TO BLACK.

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We hear Layla’s voice over black.

LAYLA (O.S.)

Johnny...Johnny...

FADE UP:

13 INT. JOHNNY’S BEDROOM -DAY 13

Bright afternoon sun floods his room. The twins and pole are

gone.

Johnny wakes up to see CLEO, a skinny 11 year old with messy

hair, in an over-sized t-shirt, next to him on the bed,

signing his cast.

He wakes up to her radiant kid smile.

Hi, Dad.

CLEO:

LAYLA, late-thirties, stands in the doorway looking at him

like "nice one".

LAYLA:

What happened to you?

JOHNNY:

Oh, some stunt work.

stunt...

We had a big

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14 INT. JOHNNY’S CAR - DAY 14

They drive down the bright sunny streets of L.A., as Johnny

takes Cleo to her ice-skating lesson.

Johnny looks in his rear view mirror.

JOHNNY:

Do you see that?

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Sofia Coppola

Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actress. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama Lost in Translation, and became the third woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. In 2010, with the drama Somewhere, she became the first American woman (and fourth American filmmaker) to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. Her father is director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola. more…

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