Lost in Translation
Director: Sofia Coppola Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2003
Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Farris, Fumihiro Hayashi
Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) doesn’t have much going on in her life. Freshly graduated and freshly married, she tags along to Japan with her hotshot photographer husband who leaves her to sit alone in her room while he rubs elbows with tinseltown boobs. In sky-high bar of her hotel, she meets Bob Harris (Bill Murray), an aging, sad sack actor visiting town to cash in on a quick celebrity endorsement. The two form a fast friendship as they explore the Tokyo bizarreride together.
Over a decade on, Lost in Translation still stands as Sofia Coppola’s defining work; an introspective and wistful romance between two people as puzzled by their own existence as they are by the neon buzz of Shibuya.