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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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Jaume Montané ...
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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 | polyamory | painter | artist | sex | See All (71) »

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Life is the ultimate work of art

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Drama | Romance

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

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Summer Wedding  »

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$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,755,575 (USA) (17 August 2008)

Gross:

$23,216,709 (USA)
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Trivia

Penélope Cruz is in the film for 41 minutes. She appears 51 minutes into the movie. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in At the Movies: Episode #8.37 (2011) See more »

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Barcelona
Composed by Giulia Tellarini, Maik Alemany, Alejandro Mazzoni & Jens Neumaier
Performed by Giulia y los Tellarini with Pablo Díaz-Reixa (as Pablo Diaz-Reixa),
Xavier Tort & Jordi Llobet
Courtesy of La Colaziones/Sones Art SCCL
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Love and Death (by boredom)
22 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't understand the raves this movie is getting. The only masterpiece Woody Allen ever made was "Manhattan." Even "Annie Hall" got too coy and cute for me. The early comedies were sublime because he had a sense of humor about himself. 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 drama non-existent and the narrator beyond annoying. The humor, if there was any, passed me by. The reviews called it "sun-drenched," but at least at the theatre in which I saw it, the picture was murky and out-of-focus at best. Most tedious movie I've seen in years, a huge disappointment. Maybe if the whole thing had been in Spanish?


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