Watched Lost in Translation last night. Wonderful. The type of film that should be made more often. Bill Murray is the big name of the film, and is superb. Casting him in a straight(er) role was an inspired move (although I have read that the part was written with him in mind) and he plays the part of the ageing actor with touching humility. The story focusses more on Scarlett Johansson’s character, a wonderfully enchanting, mysterious and beguiling young woman and a lost soul trying to find herself.They are two strangers lost in a strange land how come together to share a unique experience and both grow a little as a result.
It’s good to see this kind of thing coming out of Hollywood, and if Sofia Coppola can continue to produce work like this she will soon be giving her father a run for his money.