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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.
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…
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.-
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.
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.
While it’s not up with Allen’s best works like Crimes and Misdemeanors or Annie Hall, VCB is certainly an achievement any director would be happy to call theirs. Like any Allen film, it’s philosophical, approaches moral complexities with ambiguity, and has an incredible cast. He’s starting to delve away from his comfort zone of New York at this point, bringing us to the lovely city of Barcelona and surrounding villas. It’s a thought provoking film with something to say about love and those involved. It’s a sexy, romantic, comedy with dramatic flair and never becomes too self-absorbed, driving home a nail of ambiguity by the end.
We’re introduced to best friend tourists, Vicky (Hall) and Cristina (Johansson), in Barcelona. One…
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamoured with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
I haven't seen many Woody Allen films, and to be honest had no intention of seeing this until letterboxd.com/alexanderheff/ lent me it a while ago. found it a mixed bag.
On the positive side, it's easy to see that Allen is a film-making veteran, everything is so professional done from the settings to the script and the performances that he gets from the cast. There's hardly a wasted scene in the film and from that aspect I admired it a lot. There are some problems I have to mention,…
Vicky and Cristina are best friends. They are such good friends that they even both appeared in the same movie together years earlier (Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall in The Prestige) though this movie is a little bit more lighthearted. These two friends are polar opposites in personalities. One such attitude is their outlook on love. Vicky is very strict and traditional, already engaged. Cristina is a bit more carefree, down for whatever comes her way. They are both in Barcelona for the summer and they have a chance encounter with a man (Javier Bardem) who has had a someone scandalous love life. It is he opens both of their minds to the possibilities of love and for us to…
Teoriza sobre el deseo de manera mucho más profunda de lo que aparenta su ligereza en el tono. Woody Allen encuentra en sus carnales actores armas desternillantes para contar este cuento de verano Rohmeriano, con una Penélope Cruz fuera de serie en una de sus mejores interpretaciones, llena de fuerza, carisma y gracejo.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is probably my favorite movie from the "two girls go on a random vacation" genre.
The movie shows the clear distinction between the true artist and the hipster wannabe and doesn't glorify either of them. Cristina, the wannabe hipster, wants to be an artist, has two true artists helping her become one, yet she eventually grows out of it. The reasoning behind Cristina's departure is never explained and it made me pretty unsettled, yet I think that was the intent. In the other hand, the two artists are creepy and neurotic but that doesn't keep them from being good at art.
The movie also shows that by limiting love to its Hollywood definition (fall in love, get…
Javier Bardem manages to seduce everyone... including me.
Reduces every character to an unfulfilled, slim conceit. Narrator becomes excuse to cut corners and neuter any existing energy. Flat. [C]
Woody Allen was one of the people who turned the comedy-romance into essentially what it is today. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is pretty close to that now standard romance formula with a couple little ticks to have it stand out - as well as, of course, Woody Allen being on the ball with this one!
Two American friends Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) are spending the summer in Barcelona when they meet an artist when the most Spanish name ever Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem). Being the charismatic womaniser he is, he is romantically/sexually interested in both of the women and decided to pursue them whilst ongoing problems with his mentally unstable ex-wife María Elena (Penélope Cruz). To be frank;…
Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz in the same movie. What did I expect?
I think it was very tiresome to watch. Three crazy women in love with the same guy. It just can't end well. And couldn't they have found another way to tell the story than using a narrator? So annoying.
A nice, pretty movie. Its nothing fantastic but it was enjoyable
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