How alone can feel someone in the most bustling metropolis of the modern world ...?Bob and Charlotte, two Americans "lost" in Tokyo, he meets by chance in the hotel bar where they live and begin to make friends. There are so characteristic of the common origin which creates the need to pass along the endless (sleepless) nights in the country of the Rising Sun. Not only is their inability to understand and accept the irritating politeness of Japanese culture. Increasingly, almost identical, despite the chaotic age-different experiences in joining the (platonic) in a doomed relationship with the date imprinted on the airline ticket refund. Because as long as they defer to "escape" from this stuffy city, know that it will soon be permanently separated (;) one another to return to the boredom of daily life .
He, middle-aged actor in the twilight of his career, married a woman who employs more (as we learn from their telephone conversations) the color of the carpet in her living room rather than the husband realizes in this country how far off track has get and most can not do anymore either front or rear. She, totally committed to the photographer's husband, feels that life has begun to gradually caught and crushed beneath the burden 'of lost expectations. Everyone will recognize the person of the other evidence and his own character.Charlotte sees Bob as a father, above all, figure it will help avoid the mistakes committed by the latter.Bob sees Charlotte as an opportunity to forget even a little bittersweet melancholy and remember the lost spirit. However, they have only a week long to rediscover their way .
Most credit for this film "gem" should rightfully go to Mrs Sofia Coppola. Not just for touching, filled with all time classic quotes and partly autobiographical scenario (fairly won Oscar), but also how it handles the camera. Framed by the two heroes ever before to wander aimlessly in the vast avenues of the Japanese capital, to go up and down mechanically floors with elevator and quickly kill time in lit luxurious rooms, passing this way and the audience's feelings of alienation, loneliness and nausea ... jet lag. And although the rates are sufficiently minimalist (especially in the first half) the film is riveting throughout, even a sample of directorial competence.
The excellent selection of country action on the futuristic Tokyo to co-star, took advantage of the skills of leading hypocritical chameleon-Murray, a oskar interpretation but remarkable inwardness and Johansson Being a teenager charmers horses and consciously adopting the selection of a loose narrative dramatic pace!