If you haven’t had a chance to see this movie yet, or if your date has not seen it, then I highly recommend it as a Good Date Movie. It has a 4 heart rating on my website, and I can assure you that as far as wide spread appeal goes, I have not heard of any other movie that has touched people in such a way that they all have true affection for this Sofia Coppola masterpiece.
An American actor goes to Japan on a commercial assignment and to his consternation must stay to meet his contractual obligations longer than he wants to. While there, he meets another American – Charlotte, played by the amazing Scarlett Johansson, in a chance meeting in the hotel bat they are both staying at. As neither of them can sleep very well at night, a series of late night chats lead to a surprising affection for each other.
Bob Harris (played by Bill Murray) brings to this movie a unique combination of humor, sadness, yearning, and debonair. This movie could not have been for anyone else as Coppola’s casting in ingenious. I heard from a source that she courted Murray, and only him to do this movie for months before she convinced him to do it.
Unlike all other love stories, Bob and Charlotte never get really intimate in this movie, but through a well crafted screenplay the tension, affection, and excitement about new love is bursting through the screen.
So subtle is the magic in this movie it takes you into a new dimension of tenderness and innocence. The climax of this whole movie ends with the impending departure of Bob going home, while torn as to how to say goodbye to Charlotte given their situation. He being married and much older, she being mysteriously drawn to his thoughtful playfulness, and wonderment of the world as purely a circumstance.
Needless to say the ending is a magical piece of movie lore forever to stay in hearts and minds, that will simply take your breath away.
When choosing a good date movie, try something other than a straight-on chick flick, there are so many good choices available, that whether you are a guy or a girl, your thoughtfulness in choosing such a movie will surely be appreciated by your date. We have a full selection of these on our website. Good fun, and good dating.
Jeremy Knight is a movie reviewer for http://www.Good-Date-Movies.com .