Lost in Translation
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||Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray,
Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris
||They'd be bored.
||Good for the both of you.
||Bob does get laid
and a lot of shots of Charlotte in her underwear.
||Some running around.
||Quite a few.
||Bob at his
||Nothing in particular.
||Sofia Coppola, Ross Katz
I do understand why all of the critics are loving
"Lost in Translation," because it is great in an artsy kind of way.
That might be why you wonít like it. In any case, letís get to the
Lost in Translation
A Movie Review
Bill Murray is Bob Harris. Heís an aging actor in Tokyo to
film a whisky commercial. He clearly does not want to be there, but
hey, an easy payday sounds good to him, especially when his home life
isnít that great. Scarlett Johansson is Charlotte. Sheís a newlywed in
Tokyo with her husband. Heís a photographer named John (Giovanni
Ribiso) and at first it sounded like a good idea to Charlotte, see
Tokyo while her husband is off working, but now sheís homesick,
especially since John is hardly around. Still stuck on American time,
Bob and Charlotte have trouble sleeping so itís no surprise they find
themselves meeting each other in the hotel bar one night. Ever so
quickly a weird relationship begins to develop as both people donít
want to be alone, decide to spend the time together exploring Tokyo,
especially with some locals Charlotte knows, and we are treated to
some of the best scenes in the movie involving the two of them not
understanding Japanese the language nor Japanese the culture.
Geese, I really donít know what else to tell you about this movie
because in a nutshell thatís the basis of the story. For a few days
Bob and Charlotte find Tokyo to be fun, mostly because they are
together. A strange sexual tension comes to be, but you honestly get
the feeling that they both know they canít go there, and not because
theyíre married, but because their friendship would become bastardized
were that to happen.
I suppose Iíll just wrap this review leaving things at that. Murray
continues to play these seemingly odd roles (like his place in
Royal Tenenbaums"), playing them fantastically, and really showing he
is one of the most underrated actors out there, that is unless he gets
an Oscar. Scarlett Johansson is really making a name for herself with
looks that donít scream supermodel (I donít mean that in a bad way),
and acting talent that shows she should have a long career being able
to play any role in front of her.
Overall Iím giving the movie 4 Ĺ stars out of 5, but with some
warnings. Itís got some really funny moments, some touching moments,
but itís got them in more of an artsy way. If you can go with that,
youíll really enjoy the movie, but if youíre the kind who prefers the
normal comedy fair, youíll probably get lost in the artsy way and not
really care for the movie. I loved it, for what itís worth.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!