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Vicky Cristina Barcelona isn't exactly a comedy, at least not in the manner of Allen's "early, funny ones," but it's informed by a rueful wit that finds its fullest expression in reflective voiceover commentary. Spoken by Christopher Evan Welch, but surely on behalf of the 73-year-old auteur, this element of the film is neither (as some have charged) patronizing nor uncinematic; rather, it's integral to the movie's participation in a venerable European literary tradition, the sentimental education. Instead of Bergman or Fellini, this time Allen is invoking the François Truffaut of Jules and Jim and Eric Rohmer in his many meditations on the game of love. The entire cast is terrific (both Hall and Johansson get to play "the Woody part" at different points), with Bardem and Cruz especially delightful as exemplars of Old Worldliness. Cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe honors every drop of Catalonian sunlight and glint of Gaudí architecture. --Richard T. Jameson
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Interesting story, good acting and great scenery and music.
Once the characters all get to " do" each other the movie ends leaving you wondering why he made the film and why you wasted your time watching it.
Typical Woody Allen movie, very conversational with a beautiful city as a back drop almost being one of the characters.
I got to watch this movie on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to LAX. I didn't know what to expect. It is rarely laugh out loud funny but it is consistently slyly funny. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Carol Mello
Entertaining but Match Point and Blue Jasmine are much better Woody Allen films.Published 5 days ago by kelleen Balle
Doesn't leave you feeling good. The characters are fairly true to life - crazy, selfish, and stupid. The best part was the threesome.Published 8 days ago by Elna Benoit
Spanish artist meets 2 beautiful American women summering in Barcelona. Romance ensues, complicated by the return of his former girlfriend.Published 8 days ago by k9squad
Excellent acting; complex lives. A little slow. But I enjoyed it very much.Published 8 days ago by M. Karlsson
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|Special Features ?||
The only special feature on here is the original theatrical trailer, but I don't know if you can even call this a special feature.
Dec 6, 2010 by Johnny Bushido | See all 2 posts
|Where did Christina go during the last 20 minutes?||
She went to France for a few weeks for a change of scenery.
Apr 16, 2009 by Kona | See all 2 posts
|What can we learn about guys, girls, and relationship from this movie?||
Don't drink the water when you tour Spain and keep away from cheap group bus tours that have a national meal on the menu with whole crayfish on your plate. And of course, if approached by strangers in search of amor make sure your money is hidden in your belt and is still there afterwards. At... Read More
May 18, 2010 by Hollywood Hack | See all 2 posts