just didn’t do it for me. this movie came off like it was made by someone who doesn’t really have the artistic knack for making movies, but grew up around films a lot so they have ideas about what things might be cool. that is, i dont’ think that sophia coppolla is very talented, but she grew up with francis ford coppolla so she’s seen good film making and picked up a few things…she just doesn’t know when and when not to use certain things. i don’t know what the tone of this film was. sometimes it seemed like i was supposed to be effected by what was going on and sometimes it seemed like i was supposed to find things funny. there are movies that can teeter between comedy and drama (the graduate for example), but this one was far from doing that. the performances were okay, but no one really made me feel anything. well, actually, i guess kirsten dunst gave me a woody a couple times, but nothing other than that. even the soundtrack (by air), which is really good in cd form, wasn’t that good when left in sophia’s hands. she tried, i could tell that much, but that just made it all the more uninteresting to watch. i’ll forget this movie by…..