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Lost in Translation

R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful.

Cast: Bill Murray , Scarlett Johansson , Giovanni Ribisi , Anna Faris , Fumihiro Hayashi , Catherine Lambert , Gregory Pekar , Richard Allen

Director: Sofia Coppola

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Focus Features

Lost in Translation (2003)

Release Date: September 12th, 2003|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • Don't stall about seeing Sofia Coppola's altogether remarkable Lost in Translation. It's a class-act liftoff for the fall movie season. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson give performances that will be talked about for years. show more

  • A delicate, beautifully observed study of impossible romance, Lost in Translation is one of the best films this year. show more

  • Giddily funny in a singularly American idiom, and shot, by Lance Acord, with an eagle eye for cultural absurdities, Ms. Coppola's film is also a meditation on love and longing, shot through with a sensibility that's all the more surprising for being so unfashionably tender. show more

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  • April 22, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Story of the empty lives of two shallow people who share their emptiness.Over-rated. Nothing outstanding about it. Entertaining somewhat.

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Shelf Life: Lost in Translation

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on December 22, 2010

Since making her feature directorial debut in 1998 with 'The Virgin Suicides,' Sofia Coppola has gone through an interesting if decidedly uneven career trajectory. Her follow-up to 'Suicides,' 'L...

Scenes We Love: Lost in Translation

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on October 4, 2010

Fall is here, and with it comes the hope for some great fourth-quarter movies. This time of year I always think back to when I was a rookie reviewer in the amazing fall of 1999. In a few short mon...

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