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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.
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…
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.
The cinematic equivalent of dinner jazz.
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…
Vicky, an American student spending the summer in Barcelona, is grounded, practical and analytical, perhaps to a fault. Her best friend, Cristina, is a flighty and impulsive romantic who is constantly dissatisfied and longing for something she can't articulate. If you're unclear on either of these points, Vicky Cristina Barcelona will underline them, through the the dialogue and voiceover narration, about five thousand times. That irritated me more than it did the last time I saw it, but otherwise I still enjoy Vicky Cristina Barcelona a great deal. Cristina doesn't quite work as a character, not because of Scarlett Johansson but because the part is a bit underwritten - she's representing half of a dichotomy rather than a fully fleshed-out…
Devotees of Woody Allen know by now that his quality rate is way out of kilter these days and that any film decreed a return to form simply means 'interesting and watchable' as opposed to reaching the dizzying heights of Manhattan or Annie Hall etc.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona has enough vibrancy helped by a young and beautiful cast to rank as one of his most interesting and watchable of these recent efforts, helped by the story being set in such an exotic locale. Indeed Barcelona is integral as is the principal casting of Bardem and Cruz In whose mouths the typically heightened bulky dialogue that Woody inflicts on his characters (seriously no one ever speaks like a Woody Allen character)…
The cinematic equivalent of dinner jazz.
Wow! What a great movie from Woody Allen, not that it's a surprise that he has made another fantastic movie but I guess coming after Cassandra's Dream I wasn't expecting something this good.
Funny, romantic, dramatic, fun, erotic, flirtatious. Did I mention funny? This film is filled with witty retorts, great cinematography, wise words and fantastic performances. A lot has been said about Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson but Rebecca Hall is just as good and is just as sexy. And then there is the always awesome Javier Bardem who once again just blows you away with his performance. How can women say no to him?
If you think you don't like Woody Allen then think again; this movie will change your mind.
Very intelligent...and sexy. A interesting thesis about relationships that will leave you thinking.
The narrative voice was quite annoying but the film as a whole was interesting enough to keep me watching. A typical Woody Allen, but not as good as, say, Midnight in Paris. Pénelope Cruz is amazing in this though.
[2014 Movie challenge: entry #22]
True to his habit, Woody Allen transports us to another absolutely charming city, in this case the wonderful Barcelona. The twisted love triangle between Juan Antonio, Maria Elena and Cristina is simply taking both by the way it is written and by the way it's acted.
Special mention to Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. They both gives us amazing performances and their chemistry is amazing.
I was a little bit disappointed by Vicky's character. To me, her situation is somewhat of a «déjà-vu», and near Cruz, Bardem and Johansson her performance can just be over-shadowed. Sure enough, Rebecca Hall is a good actress, but she just doesn't reach to the others performances.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a beautiful movie, but I can't say it's one of Allen best flick.
- penelope + her scenes
- girl fights
- confusing movie poster
+ scarlett & rebecca hall
To beautiful, young girls, Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) visit a friend in Barcelona to spend the summer there. They are best friends but completely different views when it comes to relations. In Barcelona they both get invited to Oviedo by a charming, spanish artist, Juan (Javier Bardem) who at the spot proposes to have a threesome. Vicky, who is engaged and planning to marry her fiancé returning from Barcelona only accepts to protect Cristina who is seeking love and compassion without needing much certainty. They spend some nice days together but at the end Cristina falls ill. Vicky, who despises Juan, has to spend the day alone with Juan and they finally come closer. They sleep with…
I kept loving and hating it every other moment-- "the heart wants what the heart wants" is a very troubled theme for me. But it's a well-made film that keeps you on your toes. And Penelope Cruz!
Yine bir woody allen. Ispanyola barcelona al sarabini tam keyif filmi.
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