127. Lost In Translation (2003)

5.3 Exhaustingly dull
  • Acting 5.5
  • Directing 5.3
  • Story 5.0
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Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Faris

Director: Sofia Coppola

Running Time: 101 mins

Lost In Translation is an American film about an actor and a young woman who become friends after meeting in a bar in Tokyo, and while they have nothing to do, they go around the city exploring together.

I was really surprised by just how boring this film was. I don’t know why everyone’s so fond of it, but anyway, I thought that it was a really dull film, which didn’t really appear to have any sort of storyline, and in reality, it just felt a very aimless film to me.

Bill Murray, who is fantastic, made up for some of the boredom I was experiencing in this film, because his character, of the slobbish, failed actor was very entertaining, however apart from him, I found almost everybody else in this film extremely annoying, especially Scarlett Johansson, who I have not seen in anything else, yet she was so irritating to watch in this film.

Finally, I have to say that this film HAS NO SUBTITLES. I know that this was meant to be a clever idea by the creators of the film to make you more immersed in the story, as if you were in Japan itself, but it didn’t work for me. Instead, I was sitting watching this film having no idea whatsoever of what the hell was going on.

Overall, I’ll give this a 5.3 because, although some parts were funny, I found this film to be dull, aimless and irritating to watch, along with the fact that you actually can’t understand what half the dialogue says…


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