Beautiful and fascinating movie. It's the story of two displaced and isolated people and their encounter with one another. What's interesting is the way you think and feel, about the characters, changes depending on how you look at the story.
:) I don't think it's so strange at the end. For example there are many personal reasons why I love this movie. I think it can be 'coz I love Japan for its culture and places. I love stories about people who are discovering new countries, cities and so on. I love Bill Murray as actor in more or less all his movies. Maybe it's not enough to explain why but I think these are my reasons.
Incredible film about life, love, and isolation. Fantastic acting, locales, and soundtrack. Can break your heart, and make you believe in love...or not. Cons: Can be heartbreaking. If you don't feel the connections the film is trying to make, then it might seem crappy.