Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Travel Movie: Lost in Translation

Sometimes your trip just isn't as great as you expect. When visiting a country with a big language and cultural difference to your own, there is an opportunity to feel isolated - especially if you're alone.

The 2003 movie Lost in Translation captures this feeling perfectly. Neglected honeymooner Charlotte (Scarlett Johanneson) and bored movie star Bob (Bill Murray) have trouble connecting in an unfamiliar place as they meet in a Japanese hotel. The muted backdrop of Tokyo is both exotic and unwelcoming as they struggle to break through the loneliness.

Verdict: Rent it

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