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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…
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.
It's pretty obvious that it's the standard, boilerplate Woody Allen post-2000 (ish) film. Despite that, it's still entertaining I think, and has some things to say, even if they are convoluted or presented harshly. On top of that, the ending feels very convenient. The actors are beautiful and talented though, and Bardem does well at bringing everyone together. It's very possible that without him the film would fall flat on its face.
This movie isn't very funny, and the characters are painfully similar to ones thoroughly explored in some of Allen's previous films. Except now they're in Spain...
Woody's films of recent years have always been hit or miss for me, and after catching up with this one, I think it's a solid piece of filmmaking. The change of location seemed to have inspired something in him, but this film also bears some of the typical flaws that Woody's films have taken on.
For one, this film is overwritten in a lot of places. Especially early on, with that typical Woody thing where his characters never talk like real people, and literally spell out what Woody has been exploring for years. The narration also falls into this as well. It serves as no purpose, commenting on what we can decipher for ourselves.
But, as I said before, this…
Por mucho q la gente diga q es de la peores Woody. Nunca me cansaré de verla. Tanto las interpretaciones, como el guión y el gran escenario q tiene de fondo, te atrapan.
Woody Allen does Eric Rohmer, and does it very well. I never thought this sort of thing would work in English.
Is there anyone is this movie I wouldn't diddle? Probably not, no.
Ich bin kein Fan von romantischen Komödien oder Liebesfilmen. Es sei denn, sie kommen von Woody Allen.
Auch wenn ich "To Rome With Love" bei weitem nicht so Stark wie Midnight in Paris oder ältere sachen mochte, fand ich mich immer sehr gut unterhalten.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona liegt für mich irgendwo zwischen Midnight in Paris und To Rome With Love. Scarlett ist schön anzusehen und spielt sehr sympathisch. Manch einer mag wohl sagen, dass Herr Allen die selben Stereotypen für jeden seiner Filme recycelt und ich würde ihm bis zu einem gewissen Grad sogar Recht geben. Da meistens mindestens ein Jahr zwischen seinen Filmen liegt, sei ihm das verziehen.
So much bittersweetness that you can't not loving it.
Nota = 9
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