Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Before Scarlett Johannsson became a pouty A-lister peddling perfume she was the perfect wide-eyed ingénue, stuck in Tokyo with no one to talk to except Bill Murray in this classic, deadpan Sofia Coppola comedy. Murray plays a washed up actor in a similarly sad rut. Their unlikely friendship could have turned creepy in the wrong hands but Coppola beautifully honed in on the irony of loneliness in the city, of finding salvation with a stranger, no matter their life story.

Best Screenplay, 2004 Academy Awards; Best Film (Comedy or Musical), Best Actor (Murray), Best Screenplay at the 2004 Golden Globes
2003Rating: PG102 minsUSA, Japan
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Variety

Variety

Very much a mood piece, the film's deft balance of humor and poignancy makes it both a pleasurable and melancholy experience.

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Total Film

Total Film

An engaging examination of angst and desire, hampered by a reliance on racial stereotypes. Walks a line between vacuous and profound.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

One of the purest and simplest examples ever of a director falling in love with her star's gifts.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Bill Murray is one of the greatest, least ingratiating comic actors at work today.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Sweet and sad at the same time it is sardonic and funny.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

In only her second feature, Coppola has made a poised, intelligent film that nicely balances laughs with a poignancy rarely seen in American movies.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Switching effortlessly between laugh-out-loud comedy and tender romance- a triumph for all involved, both in front of and behind the camera.

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BBC

BBC

There's not a word or a wistful glance out of place.

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