Jesse’s review published on Letterboxd:
My dumbass is just now realizing this is a masterpiece...
After returning again to Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation today, I found myself dumbfounded just by this films existence. "How can someone just make up this story?" I thought. "Are there tales as original as this still out there for us to tell somewhere?". Lost in Translation is the most elegant title for a film that cannot be defined by genre or interpretation. It's a romantic comedy, or it's a existential drama, or is it neither of those? Sofia Coppola's masterpiece defies typical film standards and stands above most any film compared to it. To me, it proves hope for the medium, even after 14 years. Humans with their faults and emotions on full display. A love story for the ages.