Adrian’s review published on Letterboxd:
After my trip to Bruges yesterday, I decided to have another big one today. Tokyo ought to be today's designation of my journey, I wanted to be Lost in Translation. Again, I had some unbelievable time. I feel a little bit ashamed for having such a good time with a movie again, straightaway after having such an experience like yesterday, but I can't help it. This movie is so beautiful.
I think, it is very important to know that this is no plot-driven movie. What is most important about it, are the dialogues, the relationship and the characters of Bob and Charlotte. Seldom have I seen two people on the big screen that are going so well together. The chemistry between them could not be more right. You can feel it in every situation, you see them together. It is just perfect.
Main reason for this perfect relationship are the astonishing performances of Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. I love Bill Murray. No matter what he is doing, he is doing it right. In the past 95 minutes, this guy made me feel happy, he made me feel sad, he mad me laugh and almost cry. But his performance was not the only reason for having such feelings. It was Scarlett Johansson's performance, too. I have never seen her playing like that before. She was nothing less than astonishing. The two of them made me go through a emotional rollercoaster. It was so great to be with them.
Nevertheless, I think, the message is the important part of this movie. Sometimes, life can be so beautiful, you have to enjoy the few great moments. Get our of your daily life, discover a unknown country, meet some new people, find your soulmate, and just have a great time. The beautiful moments in life are few and far between, so you have to make use of it. Not in a long time have I seen a movie with such a great message. It is highly recommended for everyone out there.