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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.
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.-
LETTER TO MY 18-year-old self, by the present almost 21 y-old William:
I don't know why you haven't delete it this review, despite a period you have deleted all your bad reviews, but I know why! Is one of your most liked review, you wrote in a period of joy and happiness, was happier to do, done after the film watch! The film is wonderful,…
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,…
Glib and carelessly-imagined ode to privilege. I tried to ignore my distaste for the superficial artsiness of the characters, but after the scene where the blonde girl decided it would be kicks to go to a slummy-looking neighborhood and photograph sex-workers I just couldn't. Esp. when the SW were all "Hello, American Lady Woman! We love you! Come taste the wines and cheeses of my village!"
Art is one thing, lifestyle-pimping is another.
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.
javier bardem: I wanna fly you to this place for the weekend and then we make love
me, already packing: sure lets go
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This film is so delicate, with a great soundtrack. I love the tension throughout and it's really enjoyable to watch. Definitely worth seeing, definitely with a glass of wine.
How Woody Allen comprehends love never ceases to amaze me. This is but another testament to his genius.
A bit of Christina and a lot of Vicky.
Probably the sexiest movie ever.
much of it feels like a typical middling late-period allen film, but at some point it starts to deal in a more complex and nuanced emotional realm that feels very satisfying compared to many of his other efforts from this century. also maybe one of allen's most self-critical films, as all of the women with the dorky white dudes are deeply unhappy.
Feels a little like 80s Allen to me, which of course is a good thing. I enjoyed wondering how the stories were going to play out, and I loved the shots of beautiful Spain. I really need to go there someday. The narration seemed a bit odd at first but I learned to like it. I did feel the ending could have come together in a more satisfying way. Not sure what it needed specifically, but it felt like the themes didn't meld together like in some of his earlier films. Still quite a good movie.
Unlike what happened after my last viewing of “Match Point,” for this film I don’t feel like I have to ask myself “Is this film really that good, or does it just seem good because the films that preceded it were so bad?” The answer is the same for both. “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” is actually pretty good. It’s not worthy of being a top awards contender, which is was back in 2008, but it’s a mostly solid latter-day Woody Allen film that actually works.
The most noticeable improvement comes early on as we hear a third-person narrator who sounds eerily similar to the one in “Husbands and Wives” (it’s a different actor). The narration works because it saves us the…
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (7.2) Country: Span, USA
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