Movie: Lost in Translation
We saw Lost in Translation last night at the Fenway theater. I definitely recommend it. It’s sweet and funny and actually pretty smart, a refreshing change from most of the movies I’ve lately seen.
While telling the main story, the movie really nails what it’s like to live in an entirely foreign culture. Bill Murray in Japan reminded me of myself in China, an enormous white man towering over the scene, the continual object of whispers, gestures and stares. That, and it had really bad karaoke. I may have murdered Baby Got Back and Hey Jude, but at least I never attempted God Save the Queen.