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Somewhere’s Stephen Dorff and Other Movie Characters Who Hide From Problems Underwater

What do you do when the pressures of modern life become too much? If you're an angsty, ennui-stricken movie character coming of age or having a midlife crisis, you leap into a swimming pool and, while submerged, either stare into space or share a moment with another problem-fleeing person. Inspired by this week's debut of the trailer for Sofia Coppola's mostly good-seeming Somewhere — in which reluctant dad Stephen Dorff has a pretend subaqueous tea party with Elle Fanning — we look back on other movies in which characters went underwater to get away. Which ones did we miss?

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