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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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Victor Bello

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
97 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/29/08
Wide Release Date:
09/05/08
performer:
Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson
director:
Woody Allen
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
11575
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a B

Writer-director Woody Allen’s Golden Globe-winning ?romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a shimmering ode to European roundelays, as Javier Bardem cycles through seductions of Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall in glowing Barcelona. Bardem is a Spanish painter with a lust for spontaneity, while Johansson and Hall are American best friends caught up in a swirl of flirtations, wine, ?and a culture that slows down their New York City rhythms and speeds up their hearts. If the women are Allen stock ?figures — ditzy beauties with brains — Bardem and Penélope Cruz, playing the painter’s emotional ex-wife, break free ? of Allen’s tight script to give lush, ripe performances on this no-extras DVD. B

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