Lost in Translation

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    Try not to buy into all the hype if you want to really love this movie. It's a really great movie, but it is a small and quiet movie. Scarlett Johannsen is great in her part, of course. And, I think this is Bill Murray's best movie since Rushmore. His character was heartbreaking and hilarious the whole way through. For those who don't know, the movie's about a past-his-prime actor (Murray) making a commerical in Tokyo and a young woman (Johannsen) whose uncaring husband is shooting in Tokyo. They meet and grow close due to their alienation in the surrounding country. It's really a great movie.
     
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    Well that just put this movie on my shit list..I thought Rushmore SUCKED!!

    No offense Dan! :)
     
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    Well... you're dumb. Welcome to my shit list.:p:

    Well, either way, it's a lot different from Rushmore, I'd rent it anyway.
     
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    You know I got all the way to the end of that review before I realized what type of site that was! I said to myself twice "what's with this guy and the racial stuff, I didn't pick up on any of this stuff!" I'm slow.
     
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    Must you try to shit up every thread you encounter with your racist views? C'mon man, enough is enough!

    I've created a thread just for you guys in the general usa chat section. All your future racist rants should be placed in there.
     
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    Man you guys can make anything about race. Jim you wern't kiding about that. You guys are nuts!!!

    anyway saw the movie and loved it. Totaly if you have not seen this movie see it

    :mm: :alco:
     
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    I never heard of it untill last night at the Oscars. From the bits I had seen it seemed interesting in a different way.

    I will wait untill it comes out in video because I am not a big fan of theatres...simply because they are overpriced and most of the movies are not worth the money time or effort.

    I did see another of Coppolas movies which also was interesting in a different, weird way. The Virgin Suicides. I wasn't too sure what to make of it, but all the while it is not a boring movie either.

    For me. I am the type of person that gives a money ten seconds to prove itself on television. If, in that ten seconds it has not, then the finger is hitting the clicker and it is on to the next. That is why I do not venture out to movies anymore...if I am not interested within seconds I will have a tendency to want to leave.
     
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    In that last post I meant to say 'movie' not 'money' - I will 'money' all the time it needs....
     
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    It's out right now. I think they rushed it out once they saw that lots of people were interested, but it was only playing in like 30 theaters (the nearest one to here was an hour and a half away). But, yeah, it's out now.

    I still like going to the theaters. The whole experience, while overpriced ($7.75 'round here), is entertaining to me, the previews, everything. Even big stupid action movies that I'd probably hate on video (Bad Boys II, T3) are fun in the theater for me. Other than that, I'll go to support a director or writer or actor that I particularly like, and while we're on that topic, EVERYONE GO SEE 'JERSEY GIRL', KEVIN SMITH'S NEW MOVIE, MARCH 24TH!!!

    The more I watch this, the more I like it, it has a weird innocence about it that makes it really likable, despite the death of Kirsten Dunst, one of the prettiest girls in Hollywood. I wouldn't go so far as to deem it a masterpiece or anything, but I have seen it many, many, many times, and every time I watch it is like I'm seeing it for the first time, which I can't say for many movies.

    Hmmm, try to ignore this personal rule while watching this movie. Admittedly, it's rather slow-paced, but once you adjust to that, you can really get into it. Honestly,it's a lot like a documentary, almost: Coppola allows stretches where nothing of particular importance happens and the characters simply exist, so take that however you want it. I'd say rent it, I thought it was great, though Bill Murray has been one of my heroes for years, and Scarlett Johannsen has been my dream girl (and future wife) ever since I first saw her in 'Ghost World' a few years ago.
     

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