Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Prolific and neurotic director Woody Allen (Annie Hall, Manhattan) goes wildly romantic in his latest flick, set in Barcelona. Two young Americans, Vicky (Hall) and Cristina (Johansson) meet a flamboyant artist (Bardem) and his beautiful wack-job of an ex-wife (Penelope Cruz, in her 2009 Oscar winning role). Vicky is very well behaved, as she is about to be married. Cristina on the other hand, is described in press notes as "a sexually adventurous free spirit". When they all become amorously entangled, things get chaotic.

Best Supporting Actress for Penelope Cruz - Academy Awards 2009, BAFTA Awards 2009. Best Film (Comedy) - Golden Globes 2009.
2008Rating: M96 minsSpain, USA
ComedyDrama
Director:
Woody Allen ('Melinda & Melinda', 'Deconstructing Harry', 'Bullets Over Broadway', 'Manhattan', 'Annie Hall')
Writer:
Woody Allen
Cast:
Scarlett JohanssonRebecca HallJavier BardemPenélope CruzPatricia Clarkson
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Offers potent romantic fantasy elements for men and women and a cast that should produce the best commercial returns for a Woody Allen film since "Match Point."

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

The film's freedom and control, its inspiration and focus, announce it as the work of a confident and mature artist.

0
Salon

Salon

press

It's literally difficult to believe that the person who made this picturesque, clueless, oddly misanthropic picture also made "Annie Hall" and "Crimes and Misdemeanors."

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Woody Allen's sexiest movie ever.

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Newshub

Newshub

press

Sexy, funny, and undeniable European, this has to be my favourite Woody Allen of recent years.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Bardem's performance is so good it tends to mask how lacking much of what surrounds it is.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Let's not kid ourselves: There's something about Javi.

0

Crud chick flick

Flicks is right about one thing, the real star of the show (in fact the only) was Barcelona. Predictable, corny, what else....

2.0
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VickyCristinaBarcelona

Wow - what a movie. Perfect character studies and WA at his very best. Loved it. Enjoy the sights of Barcelona, this movie is a cultural delight.

5.0
0

Fun and clever.

Great movie. It is neither over romantic nor crude, there is no cliches, no taboos, no happy ending the way most Hollywood romantic comedy intends (which means no tears from the softies nearby). That movie is filled with everything likeable about the Latin culture and Woody Allen captured that free spirit perfectly. Barcelona and Osasuna are as beautiful as...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Offers potent romantic fantasy elements for men and women and a cast that should produce the best commercial returns for a Woody Allen film since "Match Point."

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

The film's freedom and control, its inspiration and focus, announce it as the work of a confident and mature artist.

0
Salon

Salon

press

It's literally difficult to believe that the person who made this picturesque, clueless, oddly misanthropic picture also made "Annie Hall" and "Crimes and Misdemeanors."

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Woody Allen's sexiest movie ever.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Sexy, funny, and undeniable European, this has to be my favourite Woody Allen of recent years.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Bardem's performance is so good it tends to mask how lacking much of what surrounds it is.

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Let's not kid ourselves: There's something about Javi.

0

Crud chick flick

Flicks is right about one thing, the real star of the show (in fact the only) was Barcelona. Predictable, corny, what else....

2.0
0

VickyCristinaBarcelona

Wow - what a movie. Perfect character studies and WA at his very best. Loved it. Enjoy the sights of Barcelona, this movie is a cultural delight.

5.0
0

Fun and clever.

Great movie. It is neither over romantic nor crude, there is no cliches, no taboos, no happy ending the way most Hollywood romantic comedy intends (which means no tears from the softies nearby). That movie is filled with everything likeable about the Latin culture and Woody Allen captured that free spirit perfectly. Barcelona and Osasuna are as beautiful...

5.0
0