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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

 -  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 Antonio's Friend
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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 | oviedo | See more »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£243,684 (UK) (6 February 2009)

Gross:

£2,429,480 (UK) (13 March 2009)
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Woody Allen wrote the parts of Cristina and Juan Antonio with Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem in mind. Apparently, Bardem was his first and only choice for the male lead. See more »

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Oviedo is referred to as part of Catalonia with Vicky continuing her research on "Catalan culture" while she is there. In fact, Oviedo is in Asturias, not Catalonia. 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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Ultrasuperficial love boredom
11 February 2009 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

This is unfortunately by far the worst movie made by W. Allen , indisputably one of the greatest masters of comedies , and one of my most favorite directors , actors , writers , but this movie simply falls flat on every count , namely , what the heck is it even about ? Love story , menage -a- trois , even four , is so frivolous , so unrealistic, read , boring , that this makes it the rock bottom of Mr. Allen 's career . Having decided to make the movie in Barcelona just because he happened to get to like the city bang on the spot ,and then inserting a typical Latino artist , who is - what else ! - an irresistible magnet for two ,again typical American flirtatious girlfriends, and the lonely island , and the arrival of his ex , who is , what else , neurotic and repressed genius , but of course unrecognized ,artistic talent , and all these dames falling in love head over heels ,and that is that ! No humor , no coherent story , poor acting , a narrator ,who is driving you nuts with his atrocious commentaries , in one word : a cinematic catastrophe of highest proportions on par with the other feminine gem of this kind : Sex and the City !


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