Japanese TV critic Osugi [ ja ] of Osugi and Piko fame said "The core story is cute and not bad; however, the depiction of Japanese people is terrible! Eventually, Charlotte invites Bob to meet with some local friends of hers. The film's opening shot, which features a close shot of Charlotte lying down in translucent pink underwear, has interested various commentators. Lost in Translation was shot six days per week in September and October , over the course of 27 days. Coppola keeps her film as hushed and intimate as that whisper. The author and filmmaker Anita Schillhorn van Veen interprets the film as a criticism of modernity , in which Tokyo is a contemporary " floating world " of fleeting pleasures that are too alienating and amoral to facilitate meaningful relationships. Coppola spent six months writing the film, beginning with "short stories" and "impressions" that culminated in a page script. Retrieved February 25, In a taxi to the airport, Bob sees Charlotte on a crowded street, leaves the car and walks to her.