Saturday, February 21, 2004

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray, has been generating a lot of buzz. So much so, that it has been nominated by the Academy for Best Picture. So, I decided to see what all the hub-bub was about.

In this movie, Bill Murray plays a washed-up actor who travels to Tokyo to shoot a whisky ad. While he's there, he meets a young American woman who is killing time in the city while her husband does a photo shoot in another part of Japan. The rest of the movie is about the week that the two Americans spend together and the friendship they develop.

I can honestly say that I don't have an opinion on this movie. Nothing really happens, but it isn't boring. None of the actors are particularly attractive, but it is visually interesting to watch. It's not particularly funny. It's not particularly moving. It's not particularly anything. But, a lot of people were intrigued by this film about friendship, so I am not prepared to write it off completely after a single, late-night viewing. Still, I will be disappointed if Lost in Translation wins Best Picture on February 29.