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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  15 August 2008 (USA)
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Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.

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Juan Quesada ...
Guitarist in Barcelona
Ricard Salom ...
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Maurice Sonnenberg ...
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Josep Maria Domènech ...
Emilio de Benito ...
Guitarist in Asturias
Jaume Montané ...
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Storyline

Sexually adventurous Cristina and her friend Vicky, who is bright but cautious, holiday in Barcelona where they meet the celebrated and wholly seductive painter, Juan Antonio. Vicky is not about to dive into a sexual adventure being committed to her forthcoming marriage. But Cristina is immediately captivated by Juan Antonio's free spirit and his romantic allure is enhanced when she hears the delicious details of his divorce from fellow artist, the tempestuous Maria Elena. Written by johnno.r[at]xtra.co.nz

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summer | painter | artist | sex | art | See All (69) »

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Life is the ultimate work of art

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexuality, and smoking | See all certifications »

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15 August 2008 (USA)  »

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Summer Wedding  »

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Box Office

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$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,755,575 (USA) (15 August 2008)

Gross:

£2,429,480 (UK) (13 March 2009)
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) was at a time Woody Allen's most profitable film, grossing $96 million on a $15 million budget. See more »

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When Juan Antonio receives a phone call in the middle of the night, he reaches over and turns on a lamp. The lamp turns on, then the wall lights up a split second later, revealing the wall's glow to be coming from another light source. See more »

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Narrator: Vicky and Cristina decided to spend the summer in Barcelona. Vicky was completing her master's in Catalan Identity, which she had become interested in through her great affection for the architecture of Gaudí. Cristina, who spent the last six months writing, directing, and acting in a 12-minute film which she then hated, had just broken up with yet another boyfriend and longed for a change of scenery. Everything fell into place when a distant relative of Vicky's family who lived in...
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Entre dos aguas
Written by Paco de Lucía (as Paco de Lucia) & José Torregrosa
Performed by Paco de Lucía (as Paco de Lucia)
Courtesy of Universal Music Spain, S.L.
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Pretentious. Boring. Awful.
10 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Have you ever wondered how much narration you could possibly stuff into a movie? Have you ever wondered how many times the word "art" can be uttered in a film? Have you ever wanted to see the sexual musings of a dirty old man, who then proceeds to thumb his nose at monogamous relationships? THEN THIS IS THE FILM FOR YOU! For me, though, this movie was awful. The "art" talk and name-dropping was pretentious and non-stop. The approach to open relationships completely ignores the very thing that causes most of them to fail - jealousy. All of the characters are self-absorbed and reprehensible, except for the "straight" men Woody is trying to demonize.

This follows in the suit of the newer Woody Allen movies, becoming more insular, more perverted, more ego-maniacal.


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