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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…
"We are meant for each other and not meant for each other. It's a contradiction."- Juan Antonio
Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a very interesting film. The many different types of romantic relationships it portrays were nicely done and quite fun to watch. Some of the romantic combinations were very unexpected, but because of how they were shown to the audience they worked. Watch it and you'll see what I mean. That was the best thing about this film for me.
The script was very good with lots of great lines (as is the Woody Allen trademark). The thing that really makes it work though is the cast. Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, and Javier Bardem all deliver wonderful performances and share many great scenes together. Penélope Cruz shows up late into the film and steals the show. She won on Oscar for her work here. I also loved the narration. Another good one from Woody. 8/10
Bastante mal, pero To Rome With Love es peor. Dejad de llorar. Penélope Cruz sorprendentemente decente.
Woody Allen's movies are so questionable in quality. The only real consistency is his ability to get great performances out of his actors. "Vicky Christina Barcelona" is pretty much just a performance picture but at least its better than the usual oscar baity performance flicks that are oh so popular.
Pues todo iba muy bien hasta que sale la Pe y con su papel de histérica dan ganas de apagar la película y ponerse a ver el baloncesto.
This one held up for me with a second viewing. On the surface it's a story about love, but for me it ends up being more a existential meditation on how cruel, confusing, and pointless life is. The dialogue can be stilted, but that's sort of a part of Allen's style. Great performances all around. Definitely a favorite of mine.
Captivating from start to finish, Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a funny, tragic, and unabashedly soapy tale of love, and specifically the pursuit of romantic intimacy. It is an ambiguous and morally complex film filled with interesting characters, witty dialogue, and several strong performances.
Moreover, it is a rare case of a film that employs voiceover narration in a way that doesn't hinder: A) the story, or B) my overall enjoyment of the film. And that, friends, is why I consider Woody Allen to be one of the best writers (and directors) cinema has ever seen.
Even though I liked in general the final product, Vicky Cristina Barcelona is one of Woody Allen's movies I have enjoyed the least. It had some fine pieces of dialogue, engaging moments, and the acting was great. However, his characters weren't as compelling as the ones from most of his other films and you might say also that it lacked some charm.
Well I gotta admit, the movie was absolutely, irrevocably and persistently different (!) But I've found out during the flow of it's genuine story telling scenes, which also create a unique atmosphere, that there was something off, something not quite right, something missing in the film. Call it a character & story problem, a chemistry problem or simply bad acting.
Well whatever you might think, this movie is gonna find an example well suited from it's collection of sparkling moments to ruin your prejudice. You gonna say this, talk about that and find an error in a single piece of the movie. That's for sure (!)
Even then you gonna like some bits about it and you just won't know why. Cuz as in love, life and death, nothing is perfect, nothing is enough and you never really know what you really want... so you just search til you find IT (!)
My grade for this movie is 3,5/5.
Tema da minha pesquisa da pós-graduação, assisti umas 3 vezes recentemente. A cada vez acho mais genial e complexo.
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- 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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Documentaries and movies for children are included. May be incomplete.
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