Lost in Translation finds something

6 Dec


Sophia’s Coppola’s film, Lost in Translation captures the displacement of two American strangers trying to maneuver their way past the culture shock of not being comfortable and in control. An aging actor, Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and a beautiful young woman Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) find themselves connected by their moments of loneliness, dissatisfaction, and insomnia.  Coppola successfully introduces these two random people to each other at a Tokyo Hotel  where their unlikely connection will lead them to become a pair of cultural tourists that visit some of the more stereotypical parts of Japanese nightlife.

Murray’s subtle humor and Johansson’s subtle sex appeal combine to create the right amount of tension that lead audiences to experience an interesting, but temporary relationship. I was enthralled with both actors because they knew where the characters were and where they were going, even though we had no idea what was going to happen. Lost in Translation finds itself at the top of my list.


Adam’s Grade: A-

Chuck’s Grade: B+

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