Lost in Translation ★★★★

Beautiful to watch and a beauty deep within it. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson have a great chemistry, as the film focuses on the bond their characters make through a joint loneliness. I would like to say this is a love story, but it doesn't throw romance in your face as a typical love story would; rather, such emotions - here made from a true connection - are subtly and naturally played in, and are only hinted at as the film comes to an end. With excellent performances from its leads, the film is a little slow in places but, for a change, this doesn't become a flaw. Instead, it's easy to find yourself lost in translation too. A stunning performance by Johansson, and Murray, as always, is a joy.

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