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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…
Full of beautiful and romantic locations, Barcelona looks amazing!
I'm seeing that Woody Allen is attracted to crazy neurotic people always in the search of love.
Amazing performances from all the cast. I am a fan of Javier Bardem and he was perfect as the sexy spanish artist with his crazy ex-wife, Penelope Cruz. I don't know why but I always thought she was an average actress nothing especial but she steals the show in this! When she won the oscar I had my doubts about the fact that her being the best of all the nominees, but I hadn't seen this. Now I get it. She was hilarious and I just loved all the spanish dialogues between her and Bardem.
Don't listen to the people who have called this disappointing. This is another incredible, layered, beautifully shot, beautifully orchestrated, Woody Allen film. Coming late in his half-century career this is one of his best films. Midnight in Paris is considered Allen's big comeback - but it is Vicky Christina Barcelona.
This is classic Woody with all of his great writing and excellent characters. It's constantly excellent. Any problems i had with this movie are too miniscule to even mention. If you like Woody then you'll love Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Completely ridiculous and disappointing, but somehow it manages to not be a complete waste of time
The Good: Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona is often touted as one of the director's best from his late period. Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson star as the two titular women on a summer trip to Spain. Once there they meet Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), a passionate man with whom both women connect in different ways. These characters travel the countryside, accompanied by an excellent Spanish guitar score, but the real star is Penélope Cruz as Juan Antonio's ex-wife Maria Elena. Cruz brings ferocity and raw emotion to her Maria Elena, the film's most engaging character.
The Bad: Maria Elena is a whole person, while Vicky and Cristina are less so, behaving (sometimes inexplicably) however Allen so desires. As a…
Bourgeois Americans construct their notions of what both love and Spain should be, and come away dissatisfied. The viewer seems intended to feel the same way about Allen's film as a whole — let down by his tourist-like explorations of Oviedo and Barcelona with the camera. Perhaps this is form reflecting content, and why Vicky Cristina Barcelona probably deserves a second watch. The fuzzy, late Allen pleasantness plays with audience expectations just as relationships with Bardem's Juan Antonio shift in meaning with each chance encounter.
A characteristically intelligent outing for Allen that's simultaneously not his normal fare, "Vicky Christina Barcelona" is a strange study of those who seek an ultimately unattainable true love and features outstanding performances.
Probably my favorite Woody Allen film, the fact that I love Scarlett Jo, but the cast itself is magnificent with great performances. A love story, a story about human emotions from different sides of the world, yet so similar.
wunt 2 fouck these 2 cuties
and wunt javier bardem to look at us
with a boner
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