Friday 9 July 2004

Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)

This isn't a film for everyone. It's a slow film about two strangers gradually falling in love but never consumating a relationship. Both are vistors to Tokyo alienated by a strange culture. Although it's a Hollywood film, it's got all the feel and production values of a small independent film. Realism reins. Life moves slowly.

Yes, it's pretty much a showcase for Bill Murray. The acting and script is good. The film has a certain charm to it but don't expect great entertainment.

1 comment:

  1. I totally disagree on this one. I thought the scritp excellent and it's execution by the actors did it justice. I loved the interaction of the two and how the hotel space was used, it acted like a mirror to the chataters own detachment from their life. And yes, Bill Murray was excellent but I doubt that he picked the script t showcase his talent. I think that he must have surprised himself with the performance he gave. I though it to be excellent.