‘On the Rocks’ Review: Sofia Coppola Reunites with Bill Murray for a Fizzy Comedy About the Cost of Being Cool

‘On the Rocks’ Review: Sofia Coppola Reunites with Bill Murray for a Fizzy Comedy About the Cost of Being Cool
Don’t be fooled by the dusky seduction of its wedding night prologue: “On the Rocks” . That’s not a criticism so much as a contextualization. If the perfume ad prelude cocoons you inside the same gauzy softness that made “Lost in Translation” so entrancing, “Marie Antoinette” so tactile, and “Somewhere” so tenderly siloed within itself, it only does so in order to cut a sharp contrast into the domesticity that follows. That’s when this fizzy champagne cocktail of a film jumps a few years forward, landing in the kind of marriage where the waters have become just a bit too calm for the people swimming in them to feel safe.

Laura (Rashida Jones) is a successful Manhattan author who’s hovering around 40 and struggling to reconcile her identity as an artist (Boundless! Unpredictable! Sexy!) with her new-ish role as a mother of two (anchored… chaotic… sexless). She starts
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