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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.
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.
Along the same sort of lines as Midnight in Paris in terms of exploring love and how to decide what you want, alongside living spontaneously and challenging the norm.
Brilliant performances from all, but especially love Penelope Cruz here. I fall in love with her every time (no homo)
One of Woody Allen's best.
The antithesis of what I would usually go for but I've been putting my lovely lady through some shockers and apparently I'm a bit of a movie Nazi. So, I rented this to get back on track as we both enjoyed Midnight in Paris.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona charmed my pants off. It's like watching one of those cooking hybrid shows, one that has the sense to get out of the kitchen and revel in the landscape and the location of the cuisine. Only with this you get to watch four beautiful actors come along for the ride. Makes me want to spend a summer in Europe wandering around galleries, drinking wine, eating pasta and just enjoying those long barmy evenings. Totally gorgeous.
I'm not a fan of Woody Allen, primarily because I hate the Allen voice he places in the few films of his I've seen. I can recognize Annie Hall as a transformative film, and I can think Corey Stoll does a fun Hemingway, but the neurotic, insecure presences of Allen in the former and Allen-ish surrogate Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris kill both films. The recent Blue Jasmine was missing an Allen stand-in, so I was a big fan. Vicky Christina Barcelona is in that same ballpark, and gets to stand as a film, without a nebbish-y character weighing it down. There's a lot to like here, though it mostly left this viewer cold.
Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Christina…
This is hot and beautiful and will leave you thinking + it says a lot about me, too, mainly because of that "I'm creative but not gifted" line lol.
Feels a little like one of the better kinds of soft porn, only without the porn. There is, however, still lots of feminine and masculine beauty in it, engaging in one big passionately confusing waltz.
First arthouse like movie i ever saw. i looooved it. my friends did not. but i sat though many stupid predictable hollywood movies with them, so they had to suck it up. Great vibe between players, beautiful images.
It's definitely Woody Allen's with love theme and broken heart like usual. But the story felt too mixed up and ended unsatisfying.
This is soooo Woody Allen. The writing is so clearly Allen it's almost funny. I know Alex Ross Perry loves and admires his work and this has got to be one of his favorites. The voiceover here has the exact same tone as the one in Perry's Listen Up Phillip. It caught me off guard at the beginning. Again about the writing itself though, there are even exact lines that reminded me of stuff from Listen Up Phillip. When a character mentions a particular "cliché" it felt so striking and familiar I nearly spit out my drink.
Anyway, this is endlessly charming and the humor is nice and subtle. It's films like this that make me miss a certain someone, want to visit certain places, and think about certain ideas, or rather "notions," as Allen or Perry might call the musings in this and their other films.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Donnie Darko
- Almost Famous
- Apocalypse Now
- Miller's Crossing
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- Friends (With Benefits)
Apparently, two-person, monomagous relationships just aren't interesting enough for some filmmakers. I'm okay with that.
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