Lost in Translation

I didn't get it.

"Lost in Translation" presents a story where things are lost in translation (often, moderately funny) in the dialogue between Japanese and American cultures and languages. The protagonists are also unsure of their places in life emotionally and psychologically. The movie does a good job of presenting this uncertain malaise, and most of the reviews I read seem to acclaim this facet. I prefer movies that lead to greater understanding, and while the movie presented uncertainty well, I don't think that I understand it any better now.

Also, the movie's portrayal of Japan felt much more like a caricature than anything genuine.