Lost In Translation: 8 out of 10.
I had read good things about this movie, but hadn't found time to actually watch it. This morning I made time and I'm glad I did. It's a stunning, tender little flick that brilliantly features Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
I so prefer well written and well acted little charmers like this to the big budget blockbuster crapola Hollywood churns out each week. I've read that the entire budget for the film was only $4 million USD. If Sofia Coppola can make a wonderful film like this for that kind of scratch you have to wonder why so few quality movies get made each year. The world needs more Sofia Coppola's I suppose.