Hipster L.A. actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff, playing Marco as the unthinking woman's Johnny Depp) is in an idle, suspended time-out between movie projects, holed up in the ivory tower shabby chic of Hollywood's Chateau Marmont.
Despite the clamour from press agents, entertainment reporters and groupies, Johnny's attention span seems set to going through the motions. His emotional listlessness faces a challenge from his winsome 11-year-old daughter, Cleo (Elle Fanning), when she unexpectedly lands in his lap and accompanies the jaded star to an awards night in Milan.
Jury President Quentin Tarantino was on hand to enthusiastically bestow the Best Film Golden Lion award to the director at the 2010 Venice Film Festival.
"Magical, profound, moving and very funny. Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning are terrific" - Access Hollywood