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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.
No la había visto hasta ahora y me ha parecido una versión de Allen flojísima, un retrato de Barcelona y España fundamentado en el topicazo, igual que la idea de los "artistas" que refleja. Tampoco la historia es especialmente interesante salvo quizás lo que apunta sobre las posibilidades de las relaciones amorosas más allá de la monogamia. Pero tampoco se lanza al barro con ello.
»Yeah? Mr Allen? Hi! Can we please talk about the use of voice-over?«
Woody's women are so powerful, it's easy to notice that in any of his films, in this one it's even more explicit how greatly and deeply he admires all kinds of women, there's a fire in their eyes, all of them, it's mesmerizing.
awesome movie, yet strange i would love to go to Catalunya :)
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On a holiday in Barcelona the two girlfriends, Vicky and Cristina meets the seductive painter Juan Antonio and although Vicky and Cristina are very different, they both find something in Juan Antonio that appeals to them.
There's no one like Woody Allen that can capture the "feeling" of a city. Among others, he's done it in "Match Point" and in "Midnight in Paris". In this movie it's Barcelona that receives the Woody Allen-treatment. With astonishing pictures Woody Allen captures Barcelona from it's best angle.
I always enjoy "Vicky Cristina Barcelona".
Woody Allen takes a trip to Barcelona in this movie and the sun and surroundings seem to agree with the man as it's his best film in a number of years. It's still not up there with his best work but it's very good nonetheless.
Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) head for a vacation in Barcelona. The two girls are great friends but very different when it comes to matters of the heart. Vicky already has her future planned with her fiancé, Doug (Chris Messina), while Cristina tends to reject the idea of safety and what she views as boredom. When the two girls meet a fiery artist (Javier Bardem) they both find themselves drawn to his passion…
A very entertaining film shot beautifully with excellent cinematography, there's no doubt this film is extremely pleasurable on the eye, but it also displays some great acting in my opinion. I really enjoyed all the character pieces, a solid Woody Allen film.
I normally despise Woody Allen but this one's a real winner.
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