Watched Aug 20, 2012
Adam Moody’s review:
I adored the simplicity of this film, it revolves entirely around the connection between two people. Sofia Coppola's second feature is beautifully shot, she uses the magic of its Japanese setting to contrast her touching exploration of cultural and psychological alienation. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson have perfect chemistry. Completely natural performances, with Murray's distinguished charm and hardened experience and Johansson's naivety and youthful aloofness. In fact, this is a love story at its most primal. There are no promises of a long future and a sexual relationship is ignored in favor of a existential connection. Two people who have hit a rough patch in their life bond through a mutual detachment. The affectionate power present really snuck up on me; one moment I am simply enjoying the experience and then all of a sudden I find myself longing to watch their short, but important journey all over again.