Two young American women, Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) come to Barcelona for a summer holiday. Vicky is sensible and engaged to be married; Cristina is emotionally and sexually adventurous. In Barcelona, they’re drawn into a series of unconventional romantic entanglements with Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), a charismatic painter, who is still involved with his tempestuous ex-wife Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz). Set against the luscious Mediterranean sensuality of Barcelona, Vicky Cristina Barcelona is Woody Allen’s funny and open-minded celebration of love in all its configurations. –Cannes Film Festival
Actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright Woody Allen redefined film comedy during the 1970s, bringing a new measure of sophistication and personal complexity to the form. Born Allen Stewart Konigsberg in Brooklyn, NY, on December 1, 1935, he adopted his stage name at the age of 17, and in 1953 enrolled in NYU’s film program, and soon dropping out of school to begin writing for comedian David Alber. Two years later, Allen graduated to writing for television; during his five-year in television, his efforts won him an Emmy nomination. He eventually decided to try his hand as a stand-up performer. After slowly gaining a reputation on the New York-club circuit, he became a frequent talk show guest and in 1964 issued his self-titled debut comedy LP. With 1966’s What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, a puckish re-tooling of a Japanese spy thriller complete with his own story line and dubbed English dialogue, he made his directorial debut. In 1969 Allen directed two short films for a CBS television special… read more
cruz's portrayal of a tragic beauty captivates me, vigorous yet fragile.still, that gift of hers has a price of its own., her self-sabotaging antics is the side effect of her sharp wit, she has so much, that's why nothing/nobody can contain her. she's the diamond nobody can buy. yes, there is such thing as "too beautiful for your own good".
No Allen,questa è proprio robbetta. Più che un film sembra uno spot dell'ente del turismo spagnolo,e si ricorda solo per la bellezza dei suoi interpreti.Troppo modaiolo ed effimero per i miei gusti,con dialoghi di una banalità sconcertante e scene che sfiorano il patetico.Il personaggio di Bardem è regalatissimo,Scarlett inutile e la Cruz è anni luce dallo stile-Almodovar. Una grandiosa marchettona di zio Woody.2*
Getting out of Manhattan has done Woody a whole world of good. Matchpoint, set across the pond in a very unmerry old England, was a surprisingly focused, dismal work reaffirming that Allen… read review
Temaram dengan tone warna yang hangat dan keemasan, manis seperti madu yang membuat saya ingin ‘mencicipi’ layarnya, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) adalah sebuah drama komedi tentang dua… read review
I loved the movie. The Spanish feel that it has enables all the “pasion” climate that the characters throw around and the sunny aspect delivers a bright/clean aspect to mess around with the unmatched… read review