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…
I'm just really glad that Penelope Cruz won an Oscar for this
Really enjoyed this. The sun-kissed cinematography is gorgeous as it guides you through a story that doesn't seem to have much structure. Things just kind of happen, with each new turn conjuring up new ideas that never really seem to come together, but work as a full picture because they kind of just embody what I think the film is going for, which is that there isn't supposed to be an answer to anything. We're all just sort of going with the flow. Most of all though, it's a ton of fun.
Having watched this film just after The Purple Rose of Cairo gave me crazy ideas. Crazy, wonderful ideas.
Ejem, peli para ver con tu ex.
Penélope Cruz was amazing.
This was goofy and there were times I thought the story forgot what it was trying to be.
But nonetheless, Woody Allen can write amazing character-driven stories. Easy, breezy, I was constantly entertained.
This is what happens when I binge the movies of masterful filmmakers, I give out high grades like a Mainstream King, One of the better romance films I've seen recently, very charming and even more entertaining.
This gets four stars, but all of Woody's films post-this have now lost half a star on account of his failure to put more Rebecca Hall in them.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!