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Lost in Translation Shock Rating

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Shock Rating


Lost in Translation earns its R rating primarily because it's a movie for grown-ups about complicated grown-up feelings like loneliness, alienation, and disenchantment. There's some brief nudity, too, though—starting with a John Kacere-style shot of Charlotte's butt in sheer briefs and ending with topless dancers in a Tokyo strip club that Bob and Charlotte can't leave fast enough.

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