My comments on this film are going to be highly emotional. It's not often I find myself wholly taken aback by a movie. Lost in Translation is one of those films that put you in a state. I'm ruined for the night. I had planned on fitting in one more movie, but I don't want to lose this feeling.
I had put off seeing this film for quite some time because of my many misconceptions about it. I'm happy to…
I knew I was going to like this movie when it opened with ScarJo's butt. It didnt matter what scenes came after that, because I was already going to like them.
But after the initial novelty of Scarlett Johannssons butt wore off, I was treated to a wonderfully shot story about unlikely friendship in unlikely places. Sofia Coppola may not have the cinematic genius her father did, but she still plays with some beautiful scenery, vibrant urban atmosphere, and the…
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Lost in Translation It is a beautiful movie. Since all are configured exactly the framed just so, they look like tourists, one of the ads. In the middle of the worst single genre of film of all time, it's a firm deal with the pain of rich white people's problems in an exotic location rich white paint by the numbers. You. "The whim" and knows a lot…
"Let's never come here again because it would never be as much fun."
-Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson)
I watched this again for about the hundredth time today (No, really) and to say I love it would be a gross understatement (Again, seriously).
But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. The first time I watched this a good few years ago, it’s fair to say I didn’t appreciate it as much as I do today. Sure, it was a great film,…
A has-been movie star and a young college graduate are tired of their lives and meet by chance in a Tokyo bar. They become attached despite their massive age difference. We are swallowed by this city and engorged by their romance. I know some people see it as a friendship but to me their was no doubt of romantic intentions in both of them.
I have read numerous accounts of people saying this made them cry, I don't see where…
Some films capture events; some films capture characters; this film captures feelings.
I re-watched Lost in Translation recently, fully expecting to dislike it this time, fully expecting to cringe a lot, but instead I found myself still really liking it and really appreciating its emotional honesty.
It reminded me of my own travels, and that mixed bag of emotions that's only experienced when you're halfway around the world.
Although she has made only four feature films so far, I hope…
A beautifully shot "hang out" film from Sophia Coppola.
Finally got around to this. Wonderful performances and a wonderful selection of music to accompany a wonderful journey with two people. Beautiful film.
The best slice of life slide-show I've ever seen.
When a movie starts with a shot of Scarlett's butt, you know that the people behind the camera know, what they're doing.
Wonderfully captured story of two lost souls finding each other in the exactly right moment.
[from a discussion on the Movie Nerd Discussion Group, 17 Jul 2003]
> But these are self-absorbed characters, and the "yellow
> window dressing" you're alleging is pertinent to that
I agree that they're self-absorbed, but the movie itself feels equally self-absorbed, and not in a sharp probing contra-indicative way, either. I can't recall offhand a single scene in which we're encouraged to identify with anybody other than the two white American protagonists. On the contrary, I felt like I…