Slackers Lounge: Lost in Translation
Set in the Park Hyatt Tokyo, the film follows Bob Harris (Bill Murray), 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. Bob spends most of his non-working hours at his hotel, where he meets Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) at the bar. 20-something Charlotte is married to 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 – they become fast friends, and as they explore Tokyo, they begin to wonder if their sudden friendship might be growing into something more.
Expect to laugh, to cry and to swoon as you watch the movie, slurp your whisky cocktails and tuck into a bag of popcorn.