#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Middle-aged American movie star Bob Harris is in Tokyo to film a personal endorsement Suntory whiskey ad solely for the Japanese market. He is past his movie star prime, but his name and image still have enough cachet for him to have gotten this lucrative $2 million job. He has an unsatisfying home life where his wife Lydia follows him wherever he goes – in the form of messages and faxes – for him to deal with the minutiae of their everyday lives, while she stays at home to look after their kids. Staying at the same upscale hotel is fellow American, twenty-something recent Yale Philosophy graduate Charlotte, her husband John, an entertainment still photographer, who is on assignment in Japan. As such, she is largely left to her own devices in the city, especially when his job takes him out of Tokyo. Both Bob and Charlotte are feeling lost by their current situations, which are not helped by the cultural barriers they feel in Tokyo, those cultural barriers extending far beyond just not knowing the language. After a few chance encounters in the hotel, they end up spending much of their time hanging out together, each helping the other deal with their feelings of loss in their current lives. The friendship that develops between the two, which is not always a bumpy-free one, may be just for this specific place and time, but it may also have long lasting implications.
Plot: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo — the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial — find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other’s company, away from their lives in America.
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True love transcends sexual expression
RELEASED IN 2003 and written & directed by Sofia Coppola, “Lost in Translation” was a big hit in 2003-2004. It’s about an aging actor, Bob Harris (Bill Murray), who’s in Tokyo doing commercials for a week. His home-life is mundane and he’s experiencing a bit of the mid-life crisis. He runs into an attractive 20 year-old something woman, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), who’s in Tokyo with her photog husband (), but he’s gone most of the time and takes her for granted.
This is a mature, semi-arty film and you have to be in the right mode/maturity level to appreciate it. I said “maturity level” and not “age” because some people are pretty mature at 16 while others are completely immature at 50. For me, the story, music and visuals pulled me into these characters’ temporary world for the 102-minute runtime.
The film succeeds as an amusing social commentary and a deep love story, as well as a visual/musical delight. I’ll only focus on the deep love element. It’s been noted that the story originated from Sofia’s experience with an aging actor when she was younger, possibly Harrison Ford. Sofia is obviously Charlotte, while Charlotte’s husband is Sofia’s ex and Anna Faris plays the role of the other woman, which would be Cameron Diaz in real life. So there’s a lot of reality in the picture.
But it’s not just a cathartic piece. Sofia has some potent insights to offer on the nature of true romantic love. For one, love transcends age difference (Bob is about 35 years older than Charlotte). For another, it’s possible to be married and experience romantic love for another. Not that this ever justifies adultery, it’s just a fact. As the story progresses you’ll see how comfortable Bob and Charlotte are with each other, how they look into each other’s eyes, the windows of the soul, in a profoundly naked sense. This can happen in the flash of a moment where the two people just KNOW, or it can take place over a period of time, as is the case with Bob and Charlotte (which is a handful of days). They see the same things and speak the same language, and I don’t mean English. But this presents a conundrum for Bob. Bob COULD take advantage of Charlotte because she’s so lonely in a sea of people, which is one of the movie’s themes; she’s also inexperienced and vulnerable. Will he or won’t he take advantage?
***SPOILER ALERT*** Don’t read further if you haven’t seen the film.
If Bob loves Charlotte so much, not to mention his wife & kids, why does he have a one-night stand with the lounge singer (Catherine Lambert)? Bob slept with her to release sexual tension that had been building up between him and Charlotte. This was a moral failure, but keep in mind he was drunk (another failure but, have pity, he was going through a mid-life crisis). While all this is obvious, it goes deeper…
Bob could have taken advantage of Charlotte if he wanted to but didn’t because he genuinely loved her, which is revealed at the end. Bob could sleep with the singer because he didn’t love her (not that it justifies his actions). Simply put, true love transcends sexual expression and sexual union does not equal love.
The ending is powerful and tear-inducing. No CGI, explosion or action stunt can compare. It’s just an older man and a too-young woman embracing in the midst of 20 million strangers. Tears flow, kisses are given and unheard words are whispered. They could never be a couple, even if they weren’t married, and they know they’ll never see each other again, at least on this physical plane, but their love has been expressed and will be treasured for eternity.
Ok movie Lovers. If you didn’t like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, then don’t even bother with Lost in Translation. The jokes are dry and the dialogue is weak. At least in Life Aquatic they wore funny outfits. Being a world traveler myself I could appreciate the jet lag and overall moping around thru out the whole film. You will definatly feel lost. Although I found myself laughing out loud a few times at Bill Murray and his quips, BY NO MEANS should the average movie fans think this is a comedy. It is an independent art film and should be treated as so.
A masterpiece about the mood and states of the characters
It is not easy to talk about “Lost in Translation”. Sofia Coppola’s second film as a director is in part about things we never talk about. While its two protagonists try to find mutual solace in each other, their silence is as expressive as their words. This is a film that believes that an individual can have a valuable relationship with someone else without becoming part of that person’s life. At 19 years of age, I am not married but I can understand pretty well that it is easier for a stranger with whom you share a moment in the bar or corridor to understand your problems better than your husband or wife. Here is an extract from Roger Ebert’s great review of the film: “We all need to talk about metaphysics, but those who know us well want details and specifics; strangers allow us to operate more vaguely on a cosmic scale. When the talk occurs between two people who could plausibly have sex together, it gathers a special charge: you can only say “I feel like I’ve known you for years” to someone you have not known for years.”
In this marvellous story, the two lonely individuals that merge the illusions of what they have and what they could have are two Americans. The emotional refuge, Tokyo. We have Bob Harris (Bill Murray), and actor in his fifties who was once a star, and is now supplementing his incomes with the recording of a whisky commercial. On the other side of the telephone, a frightening reality: his wife, his sons, and the mission of choosing the right material for heaven knows what part of the house. When we consider Bob’s situation, we realise that Lost in Translation is also a meditation on the misery of fame. Certainly fame has great (perhaps greater than disadvantages) advantages but then there are the obligations, the expectations…
We also have Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), a woman in her twenties who is accompanying her husband, a photographer addicted to work, on a business trip. But it could said it is as if she is alone anyway. Her world, just like Bob’s, is reduced to strange days in the bedroom, the corridors, the hotel’s swimming pool, and the bar, the perfect destination for victims of sleeplessness and wounded soul. The bar is the place Bob and Charlotte meet for the first time. They talk, little, but just enough. Once their dislike for parts of their lives are established, they begin sharing times that feel dead to be able to feel alive.
Bob and Charlotte are souls in transition for whom, surrounded and confused by exotic rituals, and a different language, allows them a moment to lose their identities. Both characters provoke similar feelings form different experiences. There are no kisses or crazy nights between them, but only a shared intimacy in which a night out, a walk in the streets, a session of karaoke becomes a powerful expression of their affection an complicity. The relationship we all await only happens in our minds and the protagonists, whom we are not allowed to know everything they say and desire. Tokyo metaphorically speaking is the third character in the film. The bright colours, the noise of the city…just everything evokes the various spiritual awakenings of the characters.
It ends on a perfect note leaving the relationship of the characters undecided. A rare gem in modern day cinema.
What makes a good movie…
When I used to think of what made a good movie, I would look at a movie from all aspects: direction, cinematography, editing, acting, story etc. The sum of all these parts make up the whole, and are also what lead me to my opinion of a film…
Then came Lost in Translation. The first time I watched this movie, I felt a strange sense of depression that lasted for a few days, but I couldn’t put my finger on why. I watched it again and again, and felt the same way each time. I thought maybe it was because I have never traveled and would really like to, or that I have the desire to find the perfect woman in a strange world.
Whatever the case, I realized one thing. LOST IN TRANSLATION MADE ME THINK. It made me question my life, its purpose, whether I was happy or not, and what I want do with it. Never has a movie touched me in such a way, and for that reason, this is the one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. That doesn’t mean its the best movie ever made, in fact, I can name many that are technically better than this film, like the one I named before. But I cannot name a movie that has had more effect on me than Lost in Translation, and that is why I love it and will love it forever.
Think of the last movie that really made you think, one that had such a great influence on you that it somehow changed your life, even for the littlest bit. That, to you, is a great movie…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Sofia Coppola
Writer Sofia Coppola
Actors Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Akiko Takeshita, Kazuyoshi Minamimagoe
Country USA, Japan
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 97 wins & 131 nominations.
Production Company American Zoetrope, Elemental Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton 35-III, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435 Xtreme, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (post-production), Imagica Corporation, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan (dailies) (processing)
Film Length 2,787 m (Sweden), 2,876 m (Switzerland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5263, Vision 320T 5277)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm