Episode 202 – Lost in Translation (2003)

Another in our series “Focus on: Scarlett Johansson”! Ok, “Ghost World” may have been her breakout film but this week’s entry . . . is also seen as her breakout film. Because who says you only get one breakout film? Well, if you do, you should be ashamed of yourself! Here at Max, Mike; Movies we support everyone’s right to have as many breakout films as they want! And we will fight you about this! That is, Bumpy will fight you! Get ‘em, Bumpy! This one was nominated for multiple Oscars and confirmed the notion that Sofia Coppola belongs behind the camera, and maybe not so much in front of it (sorry, Ms. Coppola but we’re all thinking the same thing). In 2003’s “Lost in Translation,” we get to see a surprising amount of chemistry between Scarlett and . . . Bill Murray? Ok, before this movie came out, that is NOT a screen pairing I would have thought of. Does it work? Is it just creepy because Bill is almost three times Scarlett’s age at this point? Join us and find out! Hang on, what’s that, Mike? “More intense”? What the hell does that mean?

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4 thoughts on “Episode 202 – Lost in Translation (2003)”

  1. Wild at heart, the David lynch film. I even had a copy for years and never was in the mood to watch it. I think I am just sick of that period of lynch films, too violent and the stilted dialogue just put me off. I would have to really be in the mood for it and I just never am!

    1. I’ve never been a fan of Lynch, but I also missed his BIG thing. “Twin Peaks.” Maybe that’s better. Thanks for the answer, Vince!

  2. I know I’m supposed to enjoy Hot Fuzz, but for whatever reason I’ve never found Simon Pegg funny and so I haven’t even tried the movie. Go figure.

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