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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

  • Romantic comedies with two low-key leads can be asking for trouble, but one senses that the actors must have clicked on some fundamental level. 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 Dec 22nd, 2010 2:45PM

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,'...

Scenes We Love: Lost in Translation

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on Oct 4th, 2010 6:30PM

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...

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