King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat

Lost in Translation

Bill Harris is an aging movie star in Japan to film commercials for a Japanese whisky. He's having a mid-life crisis. Charlotte has accompanied her photographer to the rock stars husband for a week in a foreign land. She's questioning her life and her marriage. The two meet.

That about sums the movie up. Well acted, but there really seemed to be little point. People meet, they are tempted. We all knew that. I liked the fish-out-of-water skits with Bill Murray as well as Charlotte's reaction to the vapid chatter from a starlet her husband meets. Murray is a great comic actor, and this fits in well with his shtick as the put-upon victim. Scarlett Johansson is gorgeous and also a fine actor. Well-directed, just not well-written. Maybe Ms. Coppola's next story will hold up better.

I give it 2 out of 5 stars.


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