Review By Peter Edwards, 5 out of 5 You may think that Scifind only reviews Science Fiction or Horror movies, you were wrong in truth we will review any film that is any good and this certainly falls into this category.
Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johannson) star in this film about friendship and rediscovering a zest for life, which both of these are missing. Bob is in the process of a mid-life crisis and has gone to Tokyo to film a commercial for whisky, and Charlotte is in Tokyo with her photographer husband who is always working. Luckily for both of them they have a chance meeting in the hotel bar and their friendship develops and the scene is set for some very funny and heart-warming scenes around Tokyo.
Lost in Translation is directed by Sofia Coppola who? famous father directed the Godfather movies amongst others. I personally loved this film, Bill Murray has always been one of my favourite comedy actors and Scarlett Johannson was also very good (and hot!!!) There are some wonderful scenes, for example Bob Harris filming the whisky commercial, turning his camouflaged t-shirt inside out and his appearance on a Japanese game show.
Not only was this film funny it also had its heartfelt moments, many of the scenes between Bob and Charlotte were touching and as their friendship grew there was a certain chemistry between them. This DVD release has some very good extras deleted scenes, a documentary ?ost on Location?extended scenes; Kevin Shields ?ity Girl? a conversation with Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola. The only thing I thought that was missing from the extras was a commentary with the cast and crew.
To surmise this film is a must see I truly believe it has been released any other year than the final Lord of The Rings film it would have won Oscars by the bucket load. It will make you laugh and cry and is all backed up by a killer soundtrack.