Lost in Translation

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5,000 miles from home, bob harris is facing a mid-life crisis, when these two lonely americans cross paths in a tokyo bar, their chance encounter sparks a series of hilarious adventures, creating an unexpected connection that might not last, but will stay with them forever


Studio Universal
SKU 40233803
UPC 025192395727
UPC 14 00025192395727
Format DVD
Release Date 1/3/2012
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Sofia 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.
Entertainment Weekly "...What's astonishing about Sofia Coppola's enthralling new movie is the precision, maturity and originality with which the confident young writer-director communicates so clearly in a cinematic language all her own..." 09/19/2003 p.65
New York Times "...One of the purest and simplest examples ever of a director falling in love with her star's gifts. And never has a director found a figure more deserving of her admiration than Bill Murray..." 09/12/2003 p.E1
USA Today "...The joys of Sofia Coppola's LOST IN TRANSLATION come from watching Murray modify his trademark passive-aggressive style into played-straight comic bewilderment....This is a career worth watching and a movie worth watching, too..." 09/12/2003 p.1E
Los Angeles Times "...The film itself -- tart and sweet, unmistakably funny and exceptionally well observed -- marks the arrival of 32-year-old writer-director Sofia Coppola as a mature talent with a distinctive sensibility and the means to express it..." 09/12/2003 p.C1
Chicago Sun-Times "...Sweet and sad at the same time it is sardonic and funny....Bill Murray has never been better..." 09/12/2003 p.31
Rolling Stone "...Altogether remarkable....LOST IN TRANSLATION is found gold..." 10/02/2003 p.124
Uncut "It's packed with incident....It's all in Murray's face....It's a magnificent performance that doesn't seem like acting at all..." 07/01/2004 p.139
Sofia Coppola
Scarlett Johansson
Bill Murray
Cast & Crew
Akiko Takeshita - Actor
Bill Murray - Actor
Francis Ford Coppola, et al. - Executive Producer
Giovanni Ribisi - Actor
Kazuko Shibata - Actor
Kazuyoshi Minamimagoe - Actor
Lance Acord - Cinematographer
Ross Katz - Producer
Sarah Flack - Editor
Scarlett Johansson - Actor
Sofia Coppola - Director
Sofia Coppola - Screenplay
Sofia Coppola - Producer
Take - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 23957
UPC 00025192395727
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Name Sofia Coppola
Award Category Best Original Screenplay
Award Status Winner
Award Year 2003
Award Giver Academy Awards
ReviewSource New York Observer
Review If you see Lost in Translation based on the critical hyperbole it's received, you may be surp
Reviewer Andrew Sarris
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review If Murray has an imposing corner on the comic dynamism in this movie, Johansson is no less compellin
Reviewer Desson Howe
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource New York Daily News
Review Murray and the precocious Johansson (at 18, she's at least four years younger than her character) ha
Reviewer Jack Mathews
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, French
Product Attributes
Actor Murray,Bill
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Ebert & Roeper Two big thumbs up!
Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times Unmistakably funny!
Thelma Adams, US Weekly Getting lost never felt so good!

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