and it might as well, be me: “Lost in Translation” just isn’t that good. I love Bill Murray, but this is a classic case of the clothes-free emperor. Change the director’s name to Sofia Smith or Sofia Jones, and this film barely gets noticed.
As an English Lit major, I understand the concept of the small, subtle film with modest goal and limited range. But “modest” doesn’t nearly do the plot or character development justice in this case. Negligible” and “nonexistent” is much more accurate.