Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Lost in Translation (2003) [R] ****
It is truly impressive that Sofia Coppola, young in age but rich in wisdom, has captured what it feels like to be expendable as a human being. Her awards for screenwriting and directing are well deserved. Bill Murray is excellent as Bob Harris, an over-the-hill action film star, adrift in a loveless marriage, and lost in Tokyo while filming a whiskey commercial. Scarlett Johansson is also excellent as Charlotte, the equally lost young woman Bob encounters while wandering around his hotel. Their mutual discovery that they have become irrelevant to their spouses, and their acceptance of each other, and their situation, set the stage for a relationship that has the potential to connect them for the rest of their lives.
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Tomatometer (critics=95, viewers=84)