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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…
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.-
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,…
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.
Many of us can find the familiar elements that exist within its two titular characters, Vicky and Cristina, whom have arrived in Barcelona for a two month vacation. Both an antithesis of one another, but friendly chemistry between them fits and it is immediately evident that their bond is undoubtedly difficult to dissolve. Vicky is an individual who appears to thrive off rationality, to have much of her life goals as a reachable target and minimal of risk, there is an attraction for her in this aura of stability that she currently finds herself in the most ideal position in her life, a fiancee and a possible apartment to call home in New York City. This is a particular type…
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…
”Why not? Life is short. Life is dull. Life is full of pain. And this is a chance for something special.
Woody Allen likes to re-use his own material, sometimes that leads to disappointment but other times it still works. His “unsatisfying relationships” theme is presented here without his typical stand in, but with many intriguing characters played by a fantastic cast in one of the most beautiful cities.
While this is surely not one of Woody Allen's best works, I still have watched it many times and don't think I'll get ever get bored of it.
It was really boring to hear the narrator talk for the whole movie, especially after the beautiful experience which was watching In the Mood for Love, sort of on the same theme.
Absolutely one of the best Woody Allen films I've seen to date.
It's shot beautifully, it's acted heart-wrenchingly, and follows a wonderful story.
The locations are gorgeous and the cinematography is different than Woody's usual but still holds that same charm we're used to.
I know Penelope Cruz's performance is always talked about, and it is very deserving on its praise, but I'd also like to point out that Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson also put on some of their best performances ever.
I was very moved by this film and plan on watching it sometime in the very near future.
Charming and romantic, Vicky Cristina Barcelona is one of Woody Allen's better attempts. I'm not a fan of his by any means, as many aren't either. If you must watch one of his films, though, make it this one.
The cast is lead primarily by strong female roles, namely Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall and Penelope Cruz. The charm of Spain and Barcelona is evident in the film, and a narration guides the viewer through Vicky's and Cristina's experiences.
My only issue with the film is that it ends so abruptly. The action has a pleasant arc, until reaching a halt right before the pair leave Barcelona. It was a bit distracting from the experience of watching but no movie is perfect I suppose.
Tras verla me han entrado ganas de seguir con esta etapa de Woody Allen, ganas que me quitó A Roma con Amor (que francamente me parece un esperpento). Lo de Penélope Cruz en este film es de otro planeta.
It's a good movie, in fact another Allen story about love.
I like the marrige ideia, showing at the same that marry or not marry, looking to one love or another is a lost to "win" something, it's a complicated situacion, Allen have a great ideia with a medium story.
Also have the art ideias of living and love, like always.
I liked it, must watch!
Como en Melinda and Melinda utiliza a los personajes para mostrar puntos de vista de la vida... pero bien.
La vi por Christopher Evan Welch (Peter Gregory en Silicon Valley, quien murió el 2013), el narrador, mirando su escena en The Master y recordándolo en Synecdoche New York, quise investigar más sobre su filmografía, parece que siempre iba haciendo cosas más interesantes, lastima que no pudimos ver (u oir como acá) más de él.
PD: Penélope Cruz está despampanante aquí.
Interesting, unpredictable, messy, and enjoyable!
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!