Lost in Translation

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Excellent but mature film about finding a connection.

R 2003 102 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 13+

Awesome, fun, funny, and great!

This movie is a masterpiece. The subtle humour, fun storyline, and nice moral ended up with a really great, well-made movie. It would probably be pretty boring for younger kids, and there is a scene that takes place in a strip club, but it's great for older kids and adults

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Great messages
Great role models
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age 16+

By Far My Favorite Movie of All Time

Lost in Translation, has been my favorite film for a while now. Now, I'm not saying that by watching it, it will be exactly the same for you too. However, this film is excellent and portrays the character development in an intricate and mature way. Now saying this, the film is a little outdated as proved by the portrayal of the Japanese culture and race as quirky and often mocks the 'r' and 'l' sounds in Japanese speech. However, understanding this outdated portrayal and looking over it, the film brilliantly expresses love and friendship and the long lasting impact of these relationships. Sofia Coppola's film sticks with you in a great way only some films can. However, if you are a parent there are some things important to note. The film deals with mature themes such as extramarital sex and adultery. There is brief frontal female nudity and a female's bottom can be made out through the back of some translucent underwear. This film is a must-watch at least once, especially for older teens and adults.
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