although i understand why people may find the relationship of two people who feel very out of place to be relatable, i have trouble separating this movie from its euro-centric views of Asia which is uses as a backdrop. interestingly, Tetsuya Nakashima's art director Towako Kuwashima designed the sets in this movie and his talent is not utilized well here imo
assisti sem saber o que esperar e foi bem diferente do que eu imaginava! no começo me incomodei depois percebi que gostei bastante, teve até uma cena favorita: (spoiler) quando eles estão deitados e ele pega no pé dela e diz "you're not hopeless" e eles dormem. filme com ritmo real com pitadas surreais de Tóquio. Ah! sem falar nas belíssimas atuações... clichezinho hipster bom de verdade!
Film sérieux, terre à terre, pas exagéré, portant sur le sens de la vie. C'est beau. On apprécie la simplicité vraie du scénario, le sublime et cruel réalisme des émotions, l'espoir. Les acteurs sont excellents (est-ce le meilleur film de Bill Murray?). Ça donne le goût d'aller visiter le Japon et de s'égarer momentanément avec soi-même. Excellent film.
Murray and Johansson seem meant for each other and it is easy to see the young woman's passion for old men in Johansson's eyes. Scarlett also steals the movie from the first moment she shows her pink underpants. Excellent photographed and edited, but I thought there were too much focus on "cultural differences" moments that seem to be put in here to make fun of Japan instead of respecting the country and its people.
This and La Dolce Vita were the films that sparked my obsession with films - characters going through crises, coming to some kind of spiritual awakening and yet still finishing on an ambiguous ending. Scarlett is perfect in this and Bill is Bill. Cinema can be a beautiful and graceful art form. This film is art. JUST LIKE HONEY.
Can't decide if it wants to take place in reality or a precious satirical comedy but it's enjoyable, mostly for how it allows me to fantasize that I'm on a vacation in Tokyo, because I can't afford to do so in real life. Also thought it was uncool to put her then husband Spike Jonze and his acquaintances Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake on blast in a film this size, even if I'm not a fan of any of them.
I dislike the way in which all the other characters are made to look either ridiculous or loathsome on the scantiest of evidence to force us to invest in the relationship of two rather schmucky characters. Also, a lot of the broad "fish out of water" cultural comedy just rubbed me the wrong way. It looks gorgeous but then again Tokyo invites the camera's gaze. Maybe I'm just sad that S-Jo got famous, not Thora Birch.