Lost in Translation
LOST IN TRANSLATION (15)
D: Sofia Coppola
Momentum (Sofia Coppola & Ross Katz)
W: Sofia Coppola
DP: Lance Acord
Ed: Sarah Flack
Mus: Kevin Shields
Bill Murray (Bob Harris), Scarlett Johansson (Charlotte), Giovanni Ribisi (John), Anna Faris (Kelly), Fumihiro Hayashi (Charlie)
Lost In Translation is the cinematic equivalent of jetlag, which isn't to say it isn't interesting, or even entertaining. On the contrary, it's an intelligent, thought-provoking comedy-drama with a couple of excellent performances from its star pairing and the on-screen chemistry they bring.
Bill Murray is an ageing actor in Tokyo to film a whisky advert, while Scarlett Johansson is a newly wed left to her own devices while her husband is on a business trip in the same city.
Lost in their own lives as well as in an alien foreign city, they find each other and share a deep connection as well as a meaningful friendship.
There are some who will fail to understand it's appeal, but those who do will have plenty of healthy discussions about the ambiguous ending of this alternative love story.