This is a movie that I will probably own some day (Anybody wanna buy it for me?). It's hilarious, it's thought-provoking, it keys in on human nature and culture. I watched it last night and have been chuckling about one scene all day (I watched the scene about 4x after the movie was over because I thought it was so funny ... if I had been the actress in the corner of the room that I kept watching, I would have had tears of laughter rolling down my cheeks, too).
To tell you the truth, I think what made the movie so funny and so insightful is that I've been relatively immersed in Asian culture for the past few years. Having come to love and appreciate Asian culture through the privilege of living with, studying with, and serving with a number of dear Asian friends, I feel like the jokes make more sense and I see the brilliance of Sofia Coppola's movie.
Thanks particularly to JYP, TL, JB, GLo, & PSJ for making this a special movie for me, even though none of you are Japanese!
Stills Photographer: You know double-O-7?
Bob: He drinks martinis, but all right.