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Lost in Translation (plot?)

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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 02:46 PM
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.... I recently bought this movie because I'd heard it had an atmosphere, and I had heard it was supposed to be genius... I liked the atmosphere, it made me think and reflect, and I like that in movies, but this one, either I didn't get it or it didn't have a plot.

Does anyone have any idea what this film was supposed to be about?




posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: nonjudgementalist
.... I recently bought this movie because I'd heard it had an atmosphere, and I had heard it was supposed to be genius... I liked the atmosphere, it made me think and reflect, and I like that in movies, but this one, either I didn't get it or it didn't have a plot.

Does anyone have any idea what this film was supposed to be about?
It's about 101 minutes of the most boring film making I have ever encountered.

And I'm a major movie buff, I love all types of films, from silents on up and Foreign films.

But this film left me feeling flat and trying to stay awake. I will never under stand all the hoopla over this film.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 02:54 PM
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www.imdb.com...

So it worked? The 'translation' was indeed 'lost'... Thats an 'artsy-fartsy' for You...



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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Have you ever been to a foreign airport, on layover, surrounded by people who didn't speak your language?

That is the situation in this film.

And that a May/December romance blossoms in it.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: nullafides

Yeah i get it but... Was it just to make money?

I want to know what was written on the script. I mean ... *make characters seems as consistently boring, dull, unintelligent, dimwitted, and drugged up as possible throughout the entire movie* ... I mean, really?
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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: nonjudgementalist

Hey, I happen to love the movie.

It's probably best that if you got nothing out of it, to simply let it go.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: nullafides

What did you love about it?



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: nonjudgementalist

Well, I definitely related to the situation of being "stuck" in a foreign culture. How you get a rare chance to simply observe. Take it all in.

How tedious and boring it can get. How amazingly interesting it can also get.

Plus, I felt it was a good character study in the roles portrayed. Not to mention the view it offered on Japanese culture through western eyes.

I also enjoyed the romance.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: nullafides

You see I wanted to love the movie too, but I realized about halfway through the film was just literally about a pair of loosers who awkwardly meet, and continue to awkwardly meet and hangout in a five star Tokyo hotel.. I spent the rest of the movie hoping that that wasnt the whole plot of the film right up till the very end, when I thought, have I missed some kind of deep subtely that was interwoven into the script, or was this film really that shallow and disappointing... I felt like id been pranked... Or shilled...
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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: nonjudgementalist

I find it curious that you regard them as "losers".

Again, this just didn't seem to be the film for you.

Perhaps a Michael Bay film would be more interesting to you ?



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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Nevermind... I think I didn't get the film because I wasnt watching it I was watching a separate screenplay in my head. And I was tired.
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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: nonjudgementalist

In all honesty, it's a film that you have to simply sink in, and let your body and expectations get into the rhythm of the movie itself.

It is not a roller coaster ride. It is not Jurassic Park.

It is a movie where you sit back and enjoy the anonymous voyeurism of a culture foreign to your own. It is a movie that is slow. Like a slow burn. It doesn't spell things out for you. Nor is it blunt.

But, it is one of my favorite films.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: nonjudgementalist

Not every movie, book, or other form of entertainment is "for" everyone.

Apparently, this wasn't "for" you.

Accept that, realize your money is gone, and move on.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: nullafides

You're right I should probably just let it go...

But I'm going to watch it again just in case I'd missed something haha



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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Just watched it again... A lot more entertaining than the first time.. Probably because I'm not as tired.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: nonjudgementalist
a reply to: nullafides

Yeah i get it but... Was it just to make money?

I want to know what was written on the script. I mean ... *make characters seems as consistently boring, dull, unintelligent, dimwitted, and drugged up as possible throughout the entire movie* ... I mean, really?
that's sounds like an awesome movie



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: Layaly

Hahahah... It was a lot a more entertaining the second time around...



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: nonjudgementalist

did u drug urself a little ?
what movie u watching next?

u skipped around my name little hasty so I thought I ll do the same

darn u too btw



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 10:22 PM
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originally posted by: Layaly
a reply to: nonjudgementalist

did u drug urself a little ?
what movie u watching next?

u skipped around my name little hasty so I thought I ll do the same

darn u too btw


No, this time I decided not to watch it at 3am.

I'm not watching a other movie for a while. Be damned.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 02:51 PM
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Well, to me it is about life and not feeling that you are fitting in society, trying to adapt to everyones elses expectations and your obligations. Then meeting a soul mate that you connect to. The laguage barrier is a methaphore of feeling alone and having no one understanding your true self and always having to play a role (the advertisements in the movie) of being someone else than who you really are to fit everyones expectations of you.

-MM
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