Lost in Translation
I saw a sneak of Lost in Translation last week and it immediately become one of my favorite films, ever. It’s written and directed by Sofia Coppola (remember Virgin Suicides) and deals with two people who are in Tokyo (the Park Hyatt, specifically) and don’t really want to be. It’s just an immersive film, you get drawn deep into the lives of these people, and it’s just brought off so well, so emotional, so touching, so real, so incredibly well acted, I just can’t say enough about it. I hope Bill Murray gets an academy award. It’s his most finely realized role that I’ve seen – he pulls out that ironic look that is a staple of his earlier work, but also the world-weary riff that is his later work’s hallmark – and both together make something greater than the sum of the parts.
This should be the most popular film of the fall, but of course, it won’t be.