At an art exhibition, Cristina is intrigued by artist Juan Antonio, who Judy says has suffered a violent relationship with his ex-wife. Allen brings out the best in her and photographs her impeccably, too. Now can he come back to New York and wield his camera once more?
Vicky starts throwing herself into her studies while Cristina and Juan Antonio take up a relationship. Fans of Woody Allen can also discuss how this movie compares to his other films. And, as it turns out, the man of their dreams -- painter Juan Antonio Javier Bardem -- likes them both, as well as his fantastically beautiful, wildly temperamental ex-wife, Maria Elena Penelope Cruz.
As the summer winds to a close, Judy arranges for Juan Antonio and Vicky to meet at a party. Vicky accompanies him to visit his father, an old poet, and then becomes deeply moved by a Spanish guitar performance later that evening.
Cristina then moves in with Juan Antonio and begins to discover more about his past. When Cristina describes her new life with Juan Antonio to Vicky, Vicky becomes secretly jealous, and after a few other awkward moments, she realizes she is unsatisfied in her married life and is still attracted to Juan Antonio.
Add your rating See all 6 kid reviews. Though there are a few exceptions: At the end of their first day, Vicky refuses to join Juan Antonio in his hotel room, citing her fidelity to Doug, but Cristina accepts his invitation immediately. While the two are great friends, Vicky is practical and traditional in her approach to love and commitment and is engaged to the reliable Doug, whereas Cristina imagines herself to be a nonconformist, spontaneous but unsure of what she wants from life or love.
Before the lovemaking starts, Cristina suddenly falls ill with digestive complaints, and is put to bed, with food poisoning. The next day, with Cristina recovered, the three of them fly back to Barcelona. Later, he brazenly approaches the two women to invite them to join him right away for the weekend in the city of Oviedoin a small plane he flies himself, for sight-seeing, fine eating and drinking, and hopefully, lovemaking.
And though Johansson is a sight to behold -- and is better here than in previous Allen outings -- she still seems to be approximating who her character is instead of inhabiting it. All three become romantically involved with one another.
In no time, entanglements get even more complicated, forcing everyone to take risks, lose big and, in true Woody Allen fashion, wind up slightly off-center from where they started. But, oh, Penelope Cruz! In the meantime, Vicky is joined in Spain by an enthusiastic Doug and the two get married.
Using yet another voiceover narrator creates distance when none is needed. In her, Allen has found a new muse. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Feeling guilty, Vicky does not mention the incident to Cristina, and the two begin to grow apart.
Cristina is won over by the offer almost at once, but Vicky is unimpressed and reluctant; she, however, eventually decides to accompany her friend anyway, mainly to watch over her.
What makes Vicky and Cristina such good friends? How is their friendship tested by Juan Antonio? Doug, Vicky and Cristina return to the United States; Doug never learns what truly happened, Vicky goes back to her married life, and Cristina is back where she started, still unsure of what she wants from life or love.
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? She confesses the entire story to Cristina, who never realized how Vicky felt about Juan Antonio, and wishes she could have helped her. Vicky gets shot in the hand in the process, and leaves, shouting they are insane and she could never live like this.Vicky Cristina Barcelona is an above-average effort by Allen’s recent standards, but sadly for the film (and more sadly for the standards) that still doesn’t make it much good.
Johansson gives. Jul 23, · Watch Vicky Cristina Barcelona movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on mint-body.com Aug 15, · Watch video · I had high hopes for "Vicky, Christina, Barcelona," (principally because I knew Allen wouldn't be in it playing the usual old lech who thinks he's irresistible to a much younger starlet).
However, I found the dialogue banal, the sense of /10(K). Oct 14, · Smart, mature film about love, lust, and more.
Read Common Sense Media's Vicky Cristina Barcelona review, age rating, and parents guide.4/4. Aug 14, · "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is typical of a lot of his mid-range work.
It involves affluent characters at various levels of sophistication, involved in the arts and the intrigues of love.
They're conflicted about right and wrong.3/5. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot centers on two American women, Vicky and Cristina, who spend a summer in Barcelona, where they meet an artist, Juan Antonio, who is attracted to both of them while still enamored of his mentally and emotionally unstable ex-wife María Elena.Download