I finally saw it.
Japanese porcelain wrapped in neon tubing.
Delicate and crazed; cool-to-the-touch. Minute gestures, movements, sounds.
Characters kept separate from the sprawling city of Tokyo. Cushioned by protocol and agenda; by separateness and aloneness; by glass and air conditioning. Both apart from their spouces regardless of distance. Finding each other in the familiar shared-space of the hotel bar, to drop eventually to ground level and the hustle and bustle of the city; two pieces of a puzzle that only fit together. Their connection is almost tangible though they rarely touch.
I loved this movie. I loved Bill Murray's "Bob" and Scarlett Johansson's "Charlotte". I loved this movie and am so glad i finally got to see it. I loved this movie and wanted Bill Murray to win an Oscar for it. I loved this movie so much I'm going to buy it. I loved this movie more than Lord of the Rings and The Last Samurai and of course, Mystic River which was just so much unconnected schlop.