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Release Date: September 12th, 2003

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2004

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

Production Co: Elemental Films, American Zoetrope

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: 2000s, Transformation, Engaging, Hotel, Love, Offbeat, Quest, Marriage, Friendship

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  • This year's must-see film. 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.

  • The movie contains priceless slapstick from Bill Murray, finely tuned performances by Murray and the beautiful Scarlett Johansson and a visual and aural design that cultivates a romantic though melancholy mood. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Screenplay (Original)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)