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Lost in Translation Scene 8

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Scene 8

Scene 8

  • It's morning. John's getting ready to leave for work for a couple days. He and Charlotte both halfheartedly agree that Charlotte will have a way better time if she stays in Tokyo while he goes wherever he's going. He's once again wearing sweatbands for some reason.
  • Charlotte sits in her hotel room window once again, looking at the city below. Later, she goes for an evening dip in the pool. On her way back to her room, she bumps into Bob, who's also wearing a stylish, hotel-issue robe, just like her.
  • Charlotte invites Bob to come out with her and her friends later, and he accepts.
  • Back in his hotel room, Bob cracks open a FedEx package from his wife, Lydia. It's carpet samples. Which one does he like? She likes burgundy. Great. They all look burgundy.
  • Charlotte gets ready in her bathroom. Bob shows up. He's wearing a hideous yellow and orange camouflage T-shirt.
  • Charlotte laughs, and says he must really be having a mid-life crisis. Bob turns his shirt inside out. She cuts off the tag for him, and they head out into the night together.
  • Charlotte and Bob meet up with Charlotte's friend Charlie Brown at a crowded bar. No, that's not his real name.
  • Bob talks to some random guy in French. Charlotte approaches and sits down. Just then, Charlie Brown gets into an argument with the bartender, who whips out a BB gun and starts firing at them. Like you do.
  • Charlie Brown, Bob, Charlotte, and another friend all run for it. BB Gun Bartender chases them down the street.
  • Charlie Brown's friend—let's just call him Snoopy—flings a glass bottle at the bartender.
  • Charlotte leads Bob through an arcade full of slot machines and out the other side. They finally feel safe from the BB gun-totin' bartender, and then meet back up with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.
  • Next, they hit a house party. Bob listens to some guy's story about surfing, then they all dance to Phoenix.
  • Karaoke time: Charlie Brown sings the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen." No offense, but he's no Johnny Rotten.
  • Bob's turn. He knocks out Elvis Costello's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding."
  • Next, Charlotte, in a pink bob wig, does a flirty version of The Pretenders' "Brass in Pocket."
  • Bob's up again. This time it's Bryan Ferry's "More Than This." Charlotte watches him croon about how there's nothing more than this; he catches her eye. Pretty sure they’re sharing a moment here, y'all.
  • Charlotte takes a smoke break in the hallway outside the karaoke room. Bob joins her and silently bums a drag from her cigarette. She rests her head on his shoulder.
  • After that we get a montage of the streets of Tokyo late at night, Charlotte's view from the cab ride home. Bob sleeps in the back sit next to her.
  • At the hotel, now she's asleep, and Bob carries her to her room. He puts her in her bed, takes off her shoes, and tucks her in. She wakes up and smiles. Bob turns out the light and leaves.
  • As he walks back to his room, he actually looks happy for once.
  • Back in his room, Bob calls Lydia. He seems a little drunk, or maybe it's just the fact that it's 4:00 a.m. Maybe both.
  • Bob tells her she was right about the burgundy carpet. Then he tells her about his night, and how he went to a house she would've loved and met some Japanese surfers.
  • Lydia's getting their kids ready for school; she doesn't sound like she's in the mood to hear about how much fun he's having in Japan running around the streets in the middle of the night.
  • Bob regrets calling her.

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