Last night a curse was broken and a team that hadn't won the World Series in over 100 years finally did so again. Chicago Cubs fans across the country are ecstatic, including one celebrity fan who may have seen it all coming. Bill Murray is an Illinois native and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. Now fans of his are wondering if last night's epic win was the subject of one of the actor's most talked about scenes.
At the end of Lost in Translation, Bill Murray's character whispers something to Scarlett Johansson that the audience never hears. Then the film ends with them parting, likely never to see each other again. Exactly what was said in that scene has been very much a topic of debate, but one this meme posted to Twitter thinks it has figured out. Murray somehow knew the Chicago Cubs curse would finally be broken in 2016 and he wanted her to know before they split up. We can only assume that Scarlett is crying because she's an Indians fan.
Of course, there are those who think they've already solved the particular mystery of what is said in those last words. The scene has been analyzed to death by obsessive movie fans and there's at least one fairly credible answer to the question of what was said. Although, unless we hear it from one of the actors, or director Sofia Coppola, we'll never be 100% sure.
This isn't the first time that somebody connected Lost in Translation to the Cubs winning the World Series. Last week a TV reporter who was speaking to the actor the night he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, offered Bill Murray a deal where he would reveal what he actually said at the end of the film if the Cubs won. Murray declined to make the deal, but mostly because he figured that Cubs fans would be celebrating so much that nobody would be paying any attention to what he had to say about a movie.
As somebody who grew up a San Francisco Giants fan and only recently felt the sweet relief of seeing my team end a long World Series drought, though only about half as long as the Cubs, I have some understanding of the joy the team's fans are feeling. It's too bad it had to come at the expense of the Cleveland Indians, who now have the longest active streak of consecutive seasons without a World Series win.
What do you think the final scene in Lost in Translation says? Give us your theories in the comments.