Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johannson)
are two Americans in Tokyo. Bob is in town to shoot a whiskey
commercial, while Charlotte, a young woman, is tagging along
with her workaholic husband (Giovanni Ribisi). Unable to sleep,
Bob and Charlotte cross paths one night in the luxury hotel
bar. This chance meeting soon develops into a surprising friendship.
Charlotte and Bob venture through Tokyo together; having comical
encounters with Tokyo's people, and ultimately discover a
new belief in life's possibilities...
awards flying all over the place for this movie (Bill Murray
and Scarlett Johannson, winning BAFTAs for Best Actor and
Actress for example) and the hype to go with them it, was
really looking forward to seeing Lost in Translation.
film of the year", said The Observer, "The
best film of the year", declared GQ. Were we watching
the same movie? This, in my opinion, was one of the slowest
moving movies I have seen, since The Straight Story.
It's not the worst film I've ever seen but it is far from
special features include; deleted scenes, Mathew's best hit
TV extended scenes, Kevin Shields City Girl music video,
A conversation with Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola and the
theatrical trailer. These
special features add to the DVD but they still wouldn't make
me go out and buy it.
buy this expecting a lot of laughs (you may fall asleep before
reaching the few funny bits there are). Do, however, buy this
if you like Bill Murray films as you won't be disappointed.
All of his recent films have been quite similar... slow!
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