Editor's NoteSofia Coppola's second feature-length film focuses on two guests at a Tokyo hotel--Bob (Bill Murray), a middle-aged actor in town to film whiskey commercials, and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), the young wife of a trendy photographer (Giovanni Ribisi) who is always out on a shoot. When Bob isn't on the job taking fragmented direction from the Japanese crew, he's receiving faxes on home decorating from his emotionally distant wife. And while her husband is away, Charlotte spends most of her time trying to motivate herself to do more than look out the window at Tokyo's urban sprawl. So when the two meet in the hotel bar, they strike up an unusual friendship, one that provides a welcome escape from their boredom and loneliness.With LOST IN TRANSLATION, Coppola cements her reputation as a thoughtful and inventive filmmaker. Every element of the movie is pitch-perfect, from the dreamy, atmospheric score to the expertly timed editing to the lingering shots of the characters and the city. Most importantly, Coppola's minimalist script allows Murray and Johansson to give astonishingly moving yet subtle performances as people who are lost in the limbo of a foreign country, but find each other for comfort and companionship. Both heartbreakingly sad and hilariously funny, Coppola's LOST IN TRANSLATION is that rare movie in which everything is in its right place.
Lost in Translation - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Dusty Somers Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/13/2011 5:32 PM
|Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation is a film that I come to appreciate more with each viewing. Her story of fleeting human connection in a modern world has always struck a chord with me, due in large part to Bill Murray’s masterfully melancholy performance, but the film reveals itself to be a richer experience each time. Moments that once felt slight now carry an added resonance and interactions between characters feel more authentic. Coppola’s dreamy sense of mood and pace makes for a film that sticks with you....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Sofia Coppola - Screenwriter|
|Brian Reitzell - Music|
|Lance Acord - Director of Photography|
|Francis Ford Coppola - Executive Producer|
|Fred Roos - Executive Producer|
|Ross Katz - Producer|
|Sofia Coppola - Producer|
|Kevin Shields - Music|
|Sofia Coppola - Director|
Customer Reviews of Lost in Translation (Blu-ray)
Good movie, a little slow5/29/2012
This is one of Bill Murray's better performances, but the movie itself is probably a little overrated. It has some very funny moments, but it slows down a little too much here and there. A great breakthrough performance by Scarlett Johannson and a good effort by Sofia coppola (atoning for her poor work as an actress).
Brilliantly written but a bit slow. Cast is amazing.