A disenchanted movie star connects with an equally adrift newlywed in a hotel bar in Tokyo. Crossing the language and custom barriers around them, the two bond deeply over the multidimensional mysteries and marvels of an atmospheric Tokyo and life itself.
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I watched this in a perfect time. Nothing gets me more anxious than hearing phony and shallow responds like, "Yeah, yeah, ah-hah-hah", or caught people (or myself) faking some nods, pretending to relate. This is the worst time where social interaction feels like a chore. It's been a year and I learnt a lot from it.
I saw this a little while ago and enjoyed it but then recently I am still thinking about it...I relate to Charlotte's character. there's some sort of magic in her drifting, in her feelings of being lost. I understand her much better.
Miss Copolla, I love your taste in music, your movie makes me want to hang around in Tokyo accompanied by M B V songs, I also like the plot, ScarJo looks so great in simple dress and pale make up, its ending is perfect and there are some beautiful scenes here. But still, why Japanese people should be portrayed as ignorant and shallow? And I’m tired of that L/R joke…
It's rare to see a movie that only has an interest in its characters and makes them so charming, lovable, and familiar. How many of you can relate to the feeling of happily married/in relationship yet feeling alone and confused wondering why? We all have, right. In the end of the movie, I felt a strange sense of depression that lasted for a few days, but I couldn't put my finger on why. This is why this is good.
A truly masterpiece. Ikebana's scene is always astonishing and meaningful, no matter how many times I rewatch it. The incompleteness, the search for belonging, the unspoken, the hazy feel, the visual appeal, Tokyo, My Bloody Valentine. Everything is subtle, dreamy, magical. Charlotte's a wandering soul and there's a bit of her in each one of us still looking for our paths. This movie represents why I'm into movies.
This film grew on me. Though reminiscent of Antonioni, LiT has a warmth for its characters, their quirks and ultimately life that makes it rewarding. I guess that is why watching Antonioni is so difficult for me - his films say that there's nothing to life (I'm yet to watch an Antonioni that hinted at some sort of redemption). Sofia still believes that there's hope.
God I love this movie. Bill Murray at his best. Sofia Coppola at her best. Amazing soundtrack. Breathtaking cinematography. Anyone else notice evocations of Krzysztof Kieslowski's 'Blue'? Fucking amazing.