A Victory for Lonely Hearts

In the neon nightscape of Tokyo, Bob Harris' face sort of smiles from an electronic billboard. Bob (Bill Murray) is an American actor in town to shoot a Santori commercial--as he puts it, "getting $2 million endorsing a whiskey when I should be doing a play or something." After 25 years of marriage and a stagnant career, Bob has eased himself into the warm bath of depression. The cunning jokes he emits are the fart bubbles that keep others amused and himself awake. During the Santori shoot he agreeably mimics Rat Packers Dean Martin and Joey Bishop and, because the photographer...

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