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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…
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,…
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.-
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.
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…
While not my favourite Woody film this is about as fun and breezy as it gets when watching one of his comedies. He makes many films that are so easy to digest (perhaps sometimes a little too easy) but are endlessly enjoyable and relaxing. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is perfect if you want to watch beautiful people conversing in beautiful locations while painting beautiful canvases and discussing the beauty of love. So yeah, it looks great. Hard to imagine Javier Bardem not having the time of his life filming this one.
Cerita dirajut dengan sangat baik. Dan Javier, Anda merupakan seorang anak haram jadah!
When Woody Allen leaves himself out of the picture and breathes life into characters lacking his neurosis, it would seem to be a recipe for disaster. But Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is a surprisingly warm and demented comedy - two seperate love stories that revolve around a single connection of pure companionship. While sex and affections mix and blend - Allen lets his actors perform with cool caricature to form a sex comedy in which the pure gold is dialogue rather than heated fucking.
--- Decent 7 ---
so. hot. and also very fun. and while the subject of wild life vs settled life may be a little ... conventional, it's still quite sweet. but then again, so. hot.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
Woody Allen's Spanish romantic misadventure zips along with a zesty Spanish soundtrack, peppy dialogue, and fiery performances (Penelope Cruz stands out in particular) but... who are these people and what is their problem? In this film I would have been the poor "boring" schmuck Vicky (Rebecca Hall) is engaged to while having an emotional affair with bohemian artist Javier Bardem. Thanks for that. Since when is being stable so bad? Free spirited, but hopelessly lost, Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) is the only character here who seems to make the most sense - at least she knows what she doesn't want. I had to some this up as follows to the missus, with whom I saw the film: a fine movie about bad characters I wouldn't want to spend any time with.
Finally caught up with Woody Allen's 2008 film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona". Not sure what took me so long, everybody already knows this film is fabulous. One of Woody Allen's better works so far this century.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Art, art, art, art... Art is everywhere in this film. Not specifically with the cinematography, but in the context... Which is why it was so moving to me. This review is going to be rather personal, I should warn you. But I should also give great congratulations to Woody Allen who allowed it to be that way.
The film didn't catch my attention with its cinematography but with its plot. Allen might have done that on purpose, with simpler filmic language he might have wanted the audience to focus more on the relationships, connect it with their own lives, empathise, and most importantly, think. Which is certainly what I did.
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