Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Critic Consensus: A beguiling tragicomedy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona charms with beautiful views of the Spanish city and a marvelously well-matched cast.
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as Josť Antonio
as Judy Nash
as Maria Elena
as Mark Nash
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Critic Reviews for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
I couldn't imagine better company than Vicky, Cristina and Woody on a relaxing summer day.
Allen seems uninterested in pushing his material beyond impersonally generic, or even in thinking things through.
It's a shift in tone for Allen; it's still a movie about sex and those who seek it, but it's hung on a sun-blushed, wine-sploshed Spanish love triangle that's more appealing and more amorous than anything the director has produced in decades.
Although Penelope Cruz's performance is amusing, the film feels a bit forced, looking for meaning in Spain where there may not be any.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is Allen's an ode to unrestrictive love, and a commentary on sex and how it speaks to different people. Yet its charm and beauty is undercut by a stinging cynicism.
Audience Reviews for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
It's always fun to figure out which character is the Woody Allen. The cast is all great. Now I just need to find a great couple with a house in Spain who'd like to host me for the summer...
A pleasant surprise, I expected this to be quite the chick flick, instead was a great travel film, with culture, romance, ups and downs and experimental feelings, totally enjoyed it.
My favorite of the late period Allen films.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona Quotes
|Maria Elena:||You're still searching for me in every woman.|
|Maria Elena:||You speak no Spanish?|
|Cristina:||No ,I uh-uh studied Chinese.|
|Maria Elena:||Chinese? Why?|
|Cristina:||I thought it sounded pretty.|
|Maria Elena:||Say something in Chinese.|
|Cristina:||Um... ni hao ma?|
|Maria Elena:||You think that sounds pretty?|
|Juan Antonio:||Life is short. Life is dull. Life is full of pain and this is a chance for something special.|
|Juan Antonio:||We were both sure that... our relation was perfect, but there was something missing. You know? Like, love requires such a perfect balance. It's... like the human body. It may turn that you have all the vitamins and minerals, but if... there is minus a single, tiny ingredient... missing, like, like, like, like, ooh, like salt, for example... one dies.|
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