YMMV / Lost in Translation

  • Award Snub: For more than some, Bill Murray's loss for Best Actor to Sean Penn for Mystic River was this, along the same lines as Mickey Rourke's loss to Penn five years later.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Par for the course with a movie with little, if any, actual plot. So it either works for you or it doesn't.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Alone In Kyoto" by Air is a wonderfully dreamlike electronic piece that plays during one of the scenes. It was beautifully placed.
    • As mentioned on the main page too, the splendidly melancholic, but hopeful, "Just Like Honey" by Jesus and the Mary Chain, as the closing song.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Many, but particularly the conversation in bed ("You're not hopeless"), their reconciliation after the fire alarm, and the ending farewell, which also counts as a Tear Jerker.
  • Love It or Hate It: As Roger Ebert noted, many people find the film mind-numbingly dull, as "nothing happens". On the other hand, many (including Ebert) find the casual meandering part of the film's appeal.
  • The Woobie: Bob and Charlotte, two lonely souls drawn together in a land and in lives where they feel shut out.The film invites audiences to relate to them as such, as Ebert states that the film is "an excercise in empathy".