Vicky Cristina Barcelona Reviews
VCB is gorgeous in every facet, shot with warm colors and a painterly eye for evocative lighting and scenery in locations rich in classical architectural and landscape beauty. Spanish guitar and Javier Bardem's accent round out an aesthetic palette that would justify the movie on its own merits. The plot is slow-paced, low-stakes, and intimate and unique, just the way I like them. This is maybe the first proper "romance" film I've seriously watched, and my god is it sensual. I guess I don't really need to point out that Scarlett Johansson is gorgeous but Rebecca Hall even outshines her. This movie is just a feast for the senses, satisfying in every way.
"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" tells the story of two American girls, Vicky and Cristina, who spend a summer in Spain. Whilst there, they meet a mysterious artist who falls for both girls, despite still getting over the split from his ex-wife.
The cast is led by Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, who all put in strong performances, particularly Cruz (although her role is much smaller than those of her co-stars).
The end results is a reasonably memorable film that starts off slowly but builds up a bit of steam towards the end. It's far from a perfect film, or anywhere near the best of Woody Allen's output, but it's a passable film.