Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

(2003)

Everyone wants to be found.

Before Scarlett Johannsson became a pouty A-lister peddling perfume she was the perfect wide-eyed ingénue, stuck in Tokyo with no one to talk to except Bill Murray in this classic, deadpan Sofia Coppola comedy. Murray plays a washed up actor in a similarly sad rut. Their unlikely friendship could have turned creepy in the wrong hands but Coppola beautifully honed in on the irony of loneliness in the city, of finding salvation with a stranger, no matter their life story.

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  • One of the purest and simplest examples ever of a director falling in love with her star's gifts. Full Review

  • In only her second feature, Coppola has made a poised, intelligent film that nicely balances laughs with a poignancy rarely seen in American movies. Full Review

  • Switching effortlessly between laugh-out-loud comedy and tender romance- a triumph for all involved, both in front of and behind the camera. Full Review

  • An engaging examination of angst and desire, hampered by a reliance on racial stereotypes. Walks a line between vacuous and profound. Full Review

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