Best Subtle Movies

  • Lost In Translation

    Lost In Translation (R, 2003)

    Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi
    After making a striking directorial debut with her screen adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, Sofia C... read moreoppola offers a story of love and friendship blooming under unlikely circumstances in this comedy drama. Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is a well-known American actor whose career has gone into a tailspin; needing work, he takes a very large fee to appear in a commercial for Japanese whiskey to be shot in Tokyo. Feeling no small degree of culture shock in Japan, Bob spends most of his non-working hours at his hotel, where he meets Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) at the bar. Twentysomething Charlotte is married to John (Giovanni Ribisi), a successful photographer who is in Tokyo on an assignment, leaving her to while away her time while he works. Beyond their shared bemusement and confusion with the sights and sounds of contemporary Tokyo, Bob and Charlotte share a similar dissatisfaction with their lives; the spark has gone out of Bob's marriage, and he's become disillusioned with his career. Meanwhile, Charlotte is puzzled with how much John has changed in their two years of marriage, while she's been unable to launch a creative career of her own. Bob and Charlotte become fast friends, and as they explore Tokyo, they begin to wonder if their sudden friendship might be growing into something more. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb722657018: Though subtle and, at times, intimate and beautiful, this film lacks drive. Murray and Johansson give brill
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
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      fb1380870233: . But, if every romantic film was like Lost in Translation, I'd probably be more of a fan. The subtle humor used throughout the movie is personally right down my alley. It was just enough to mak
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
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      fb100001690012057: Subtle humour and a brilliant performance from Bill Murray make this the perfect chill out movie
      Reviewed 2 years days ago