Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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…
There's something in Woody Allen's approach of filmmaking that I really do admire, Vicky Christina Barcelona being no exception. With Barcelona, he has chosen a breathtaking setting for a story of two friends that fall in love for the same man. I really liked this kind of character-driven plot, if you want to call it plot, and I started to be keen on this love triangle between Vicky, Christina and Juan Antonio. The performances of Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem were top-notch, and it was really easy to come to terms with those characters.
But things slowly changed when Maria Elena, Juan Antonio's ex-wife, entered the game. Beyond a shadow of doubt, it was a great performance by…
it just fucking broke my heart for personal reasons i'm emotionally dying right now
A good romantic drama from director Woody Allen.
A formula do amor perfeito é impura e indecente. A amostra dos porquês dos altos e baixos de um relacionamento serem essenciais e incorruptíveis.
No I do not like the director but I do end up liking his films most of the time. It is what it is.
This wasn't amazing but it was very romantic and made me feel warm, the cinematography is really pretty also. The narration was annoying af but I screamed when I found out Danny Castellano from The Mindy Project was in this!! *swoon*
Me animé a verla después de la notable "A Roma con amor", pero probablemente sea la única película de Woody Allen que me parece un truñaco difícil de soportar.
that white girl who was all the movie confused about having sex with javier bardem i was like... girl... are you serious....
Me cago en el manto de la virgen, Woody, cómo has podido parir semejante trozo de mierda.
Last night I revisited Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008), which was the first film by Woody Allen that I ever saw. When I first saw it in 2010, I wasn't impressed. At the time, I was about to enter my senior year of high school, and I had always heard that Woody Allen was one of those extraordinary voices in film... Well, I suppose I wasn't ready for Woody Allen upon my first viewing of this, as "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is fantastic (among the finest of the 22 Woody Allen films I've seen)!
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