“Lost in Translation” Friendship in the Midst of Loneliness

Here are Bob and Charlotte who become unexpected friends in the midst of the faraway culture of Tokyo. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson are a touching and unexpected couple due to their age difference, background, and life experience. They share a moment of loneliness which is highlighted by laugh out loud comedy and tender friendship and understanding. Through the intimacy, they meet deep friendship and understanding which gives them courage and strength to move on with life. The complexity of life, morality and other  commitments and responsibilities of  their  actions  are all taken in account. This is movie from some years ago, almost 10 years, but timeless, I think, in its sensitivity and  wisdom.  It is available in full length on YouTube.com.

” Bob and Charlotte create a bond as unlikely as it is heart felt and meaningful.”

As they bid each other goodbye on the busy streets of Tokyo,  Bob whispers into her ear words inaudible to the audience. With this, Ms Coppola , the director ends the film.  It remains to  each of the audience to wonder  and fill in the blank. Was it “We will meet again, ”  “Call me. ” or “I love you”  or “Thank you.”   I guess we each bring our thoughts and hopes  to the end of their story.

This is one of my all time favorite films !




About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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8 Responses to “Lost in Translation” Friendship in the Midst of Loneliness

  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    One of my all-time favourites too 😀

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  2. sidran says:

    As you said a timeless insightful movie.

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