Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Life is the ultimate work of art
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Major European city + a story about love = Woody Allen production. The former part of the equation is Barcelona, the latter part consists of the two females mentioned in the film’s title and the charismatic Spanish painter Juan Antonio - played by Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem respectively. It’s a typical Woody Allen fantasy about two women with opposing views on love who end up in a love triangle/rectangle, mostly to convey an unoriginal story arc, but simultaneously attractive enough in terms of acting and little twist and turns to keep it all exciting enough to transcend mere doctors drama. Those peaks are continuously interrupted by a lacklustre monotonous narrator who sounds like he’s directly citing a…
My dear Boxd’s friends for this film I have only 3 things to say:
SCARLETT JOHANSSON IS fucking hot
REBECCA HALL IS fucking hot
PENÉLOPE CRUZ IS fucking hot
Sorry, my friends but is just only I had to say about. I love you, Woody Allen, for give me such relief in this pleasant night.XOXO.-
LETTER TO MY 18-year-old self, by the present almost 21 y-old William:
I don't know you haven't delete it this review, despite an period you have deleted all your bad reviews, but I know why! Is one of your most liked review, you wrote in a period of joy and happiness, was happier to do, done after the film watch! The film is wonderful, very.…
A light-toned, sun swept drama about love, relationships, and which types of both cause true dolor, Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is a charming, provocative, and completely Allen-esque meditation on the things that make women and men tick, cheat, and feel. The film is well-shot, well-written, well-acted, and strangely unaffecting. Still, its inability to ever seriously heat up should not be held against it, as the film is a completely solid endeavor.
On summer holiday in Barcelona, Americans, Vicky and Cristina, weave their ways through a number of romantic and artistic misadventures mostly involving a swarthily handsome Spaniard played by Javier Bardem. The dialogue is rich, the narrative is compelling, and both exude the kind of lightly intellectual, academically conscious,…
Woody Allen really loves Europe. First Barcelona, then Paris, then Rome. Incredible. Barcelona is absolutely gorgeous in this movie. The characters are gorgeous as well. Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Cruz. Javier Bardem is a really lucky man! This movie was really magical. It is based around the characters, and that's what I love about it. There is no real plot, but I really love the way Allen plays with the interesting characters. Javier Bardem's acting really impressed me, and so did the 3 girls, who are all gorgeous. Thank you, Woody Allen. I hope you make movies till you are a hundred.
Many of us can find the familiar elements that exist within its two titular characters, Vicky and Cristina, whom have arrived in Barcelona for a two month vacation. Both an antithesis of one another, but friendly chemistry between them fits and it is immediately evident that their bond is undoubtedly difficult to dissolve. Vicky is an individual who appears to thrive off rationality, to have much of her life goals as a reachable target and minimal of risk, there is an attraction for her in this aura of stability that she currently finds herself in the most ideal position in her life, a fiancee and a possible apartment to call home in New York City. This is a particular type…
Vicky Christina Barcelona sees Allen at the top of his game. He decides upon a beautiful setting, assembles a perfect cast and then starts to toy with the characters he has created. I bet he had a chuckle when he wrote the story for this one because at a point I realized the wickedly playful grin that Woody must have had taking the story in unexpected directions, making the characters do something which were completely antagonistic to what the narrator had described of them at the start. I also knew that this grin would have turned into a roaring laugh when he went bat shit crazy at the end and brought into the picture the “awesome-threesome”
I particularly loved the…
Hate to sound like a snob, but it fucking pains me to watch this film. I seriously thought it was a satire of an over-romanticized romance/drama, but it's actually that.
[watched as #25 of 100 Films in 100 Days]
"We are alive. Isn't that meaning enough?"
"It was a passing thing. Now it's over."
warm, charming, wistful, tinted with dry humor and remove. a love letter to the city and to love. you can feel the spanish heat and the sense that everything is slipping away far too quickly, uncontrolled but beautiful for just a minute.
Woody Allen. The man that changed my family's views on film, and mine, and will forever be our traditional family director.
I can't stress that fact enough, for that is the main reason why I enjoyed Vicky Cristina Barcelona. All these features, the beautiful, European, either guitar or jazzy soundtrack that is found in every Woody Allen film, the love stories, and the European city, that is sometimes also replaced with New York City. Those things, which this movie had, are traditional Woody Allen at his finest, and that is why I even slightly liked this film.
Other than Woody Allen directing the hell out of this movie, the only way he knows how, which you can realize by looking…
First Woody Allen film I've seen in theater! Finally....
First, loved how it looked. Shot warmyly and with soft edges, and against such beautiful locales. Also, nicely done editing -- had an Alexander Payne feel to me. It's nice, too, to see voice-over like this every now and then. Nothing subtle about it. So novel-esque. And here, I it helped Woody break out of his own set of rules or formulas, in a way. The cast is also really amazing and help bring such new life to Woody's words. A new emotional punch, too. Same with the soft, low-focus lenses. I really can't say enough about the aesthetics of this film. Music, too. It all really worked on me.
Después de que Woody me decepcionara con su -un poco más reciente- To Rome with Love y decidir darle una segunda oportunidad con Vicky Cristina... Querido, estas perdonado.
Scarlett y Penélope resultan espectaculares, y Allen siempre tiene una manera de mostrar sus escenarios que consigue dejarme enamorada de ellos cuando nunca los he visitado.
En fin, hay que quedarse con las buenas partes y esta es una.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona es posiblemente el film menos Woody Allen de Woody Allen, pero eso de cierta manera no significa que sea mala. En mi opinión le faltó un poco de "calentura" para ser un notable film, en ciertos actos, el neoyorquino se fue más por lo conservador.
Increíble la armonía tan perfecta entre los 3 mujeres que aparecen en dicho film (Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz y Rebecca Hall) con Barcelona, más de un hombre habrá deseado estar en la situación de Javier Bardem, de eso no puede haber duda. Definitivamente estamos ante un film bueno a su manera, pero que comparado con la notable filmografía de este autor que tanto disfruto se queda muy por debajo del nivel que nos tenía acostumbrado en sus primeras obras. Aún así no se puede negar cuan acertado retrato de que "todos somos infieles de pensamiento y acción" es.
"Maria Elena used to say that only unfulfilled love can be romantic."
i love movies about passion and romance so much. also, i love spain so much.
Light 7. I'm upping the rating on this ONLY because I am in Spain right now and the Spanish (& Woody Allen) would make me leave if I rated this under a 7/10.
Thankfully, the Spanish don't read English.
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