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Lost in Translation

(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A middle-aged actor and the wife of a photographer meet while on business in Tokyo. They strike up an unusual friendship in the hotel bar that helps them both overcome boredom and loneliness.
Title: Lost in translation
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Universal City, CA] : [distributed by] Universal, c2003.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Conversation with Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray; deleted scenes; "Lost on location" behind-the-scenes featurette; "Matthew's best hit TV" extended version of the Japanese TV show scene; Kevin Shields' "City girl" music video; theatrical trailer.
Summary: A middle-aged actor and the wife of a photographer meet while on business in Tokyo. They strike up an unusual friendship in the hotel bar that helps them both overcome boredom and loneliness.
Audience: MPAA rating R, for some sexual content.
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ISBN: 0783297807
Statement of Responsibility: Focus Features presents in association with Tohokushinsha an American Zoetrope/Elemental Films production ; produced by Ross Katz, Sofia Coppola ; written & directed by Sofia Coppola
Credits: Director of photography, Lance Acord ; editor, Sarah Flack ; costume designer, Nancy Steiner ; production designers, Anne Ross, K.K. Barrett.
Performers: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hoyashi.
System Details: DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 surround.
Other Language: Soundtrack in English or French; optional French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Tokyo (Japan) Drama. Americans Japan Tokyo Drama. Loneliness Drama. Friendship Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films-2004.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2004.
DVD-Video discs-2004.
Topical Term: Americans
Loneliness
Friendship
Publisher No: 23957
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Mar 28, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of Bill Murray's best movie, add it to your must see list.

Jul 13, 2013
  • Brianhickey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For many reasons, some subtle, some obvious, this is quite possibly my favourite film. Along with it's stunning cinematography, excellent acting and direction, Sofia Coppola uses Japan as a backdrop to a love story that is beautifully awkward, funny, innocent and more importantly refreshing. I've seen this many times with a very different experience each round. This is truly a must see.

May 01, 2013
  • EastVanVegan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

No one's face says hang-dog better than Bill Murray. One's appreciation of this movie is best served by having known what it feels like to be alone, (either literally, or figuratively)away from one's familiar surroundings.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brief, random encounter between two lonely souls who fill each others' voids. "May/December" attraction with the right chemistry... Bill Murray at his best. Scarlett Johansson is captivating. Terrific film. FIVE STARS.

Oct 18, 2012
  • longlivesmilies rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Very unsatisfying!
I liked the beginning because it was dealing with real, complex issues, but by the end it didn't seem like the characters had grown or learned much.
Also, how can you set a film in another country without ANY significant characters FROM that country!?

Feb 07, 2012
  • michlmac rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I found this movie idiotic.The lack of dialogue is a cover-up for vapid characters who wouldn't have anything to say to each other to begin with. Sofia Coppola's obsession with Scarlett Johansson's derriere results in long voyeuristic moments. Don't expect them to be erotic. In fact, don't expect anything. There isn't anything.

Sep 21, 2011
  • macartisan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Two strangers adrift in Tokyo over a 24 hour period. Each seeking a new direction. Works.

Sep 19, 2011
  • Sunnchilde rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This will be considered her (Coppola's) masterpiece. No "action", no nudity, no sex, no horror/gore. None of the low-ball tricks directors use. Just dialog - dialog - dialog and this film works! Bill Murray can do more with a smile and an eye movement than most others can do with 3 pages of writing. Scarlett is fantastic, Bill is a god and Japan itself becomes a character in the film. We should all be so lucky. And nothing really happened in this film. It was just two people, coming together and forming a bond. Getting from each other what neither could accomplish apart. What happened at the end? It doesn't really matter. It's about the journey.

Already turned the last time I checked out books!

Jun 16, 2009
  • AS1987 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed Coppola's stylized direction, but this film is really all about the characters and the uique relationship that they share.

I think that Bill Murrary and Scarlett Johansson played the characters to perfection.

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Mar 19, 2008
  • KHaney rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bob Harris is an American film actor, far past his prime. He visits Tokyo to appear in commercials, and he meets Charlotte, the young wife of a visiting photographer. Bored and weary, Bob and Charlotte make ideal if improbable traveling companions. Charlotte is looking for "her place in life," and Bob is tolerating a mediocre stateside marriage. Both separately and together, they live the experience of the American in Tokyo. Bob and Charlotte suffer both confusion and hilarity due to the cultural and language differences between themselves and the Japanese. As the relationship between Bob and Charlotte deepens, they come to the realization that their visits to Japan, and one another, must soon end. Or must they?

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Charlotte: "Why do they switch the R's and the L's here?" Bob: "Uh... for yuks, you know? Just to mix it up. They have to amuse themselves, 'cause we're not making them laugh."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bob: "I was feeling tight in the shoulders and neck, so I called down and had a Shiatsu massage in my room..." Charlotte: "Mmm, that's nice!" Bob: "And the tightness has completely disappeared and been replaced by unbelievable pain."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Premium Fantasy woman: "Oh Mr. Harris! Don't touch me! Mr. Bob Harris! Just rip my stocking!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Charlotte: "I just don't know what I'm supposed to be." Bob: "You'll figure that out. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Premium Fantasy woman: "Mr. Kazu sent me, premium fantasy. My stockings. Rip them. Rip my stockings. Yes, please, rip them." Bob: "What?" Premium Fantasy woman: "Rip them. HEY! Rip my stocking!" Bob: "Hey? Lip them? Lip them? What?"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ms. Kawasaki: "Welcome to Tokyo." Bob: "Thank you very much." Ms. Kawasaki: "My name is Kawasaki. Nice to meet you." Bob: "I've heard of you. Thank you."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bob: "Can you keep a secret? I'm trying to organize a prison break. I'm looking for, like, an accomplice. We have to first get out of this bar, then the hotel, then the city, and then the country. Are you in or you out?" Charlotte: "I'm in. I'll go pack my stuff." Bob: "I hope that you've had enough to drink. It's going to take courage."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bob: "For relaxing times, make it Suntory time."

Sep 19, 2011
  • Sunnchilde rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Let's never come here again. Because it could never be this good."

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Sep 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 31, 2009
  • DanniOcean rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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