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
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 »
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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Woody get's back to making boring and meaningless films
I was interested to see Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Woody Allen had made such a good film previously with Scarlett Johansson and I was hoping to see same level of excellence that I experienced in Match Point. All my expectations were crushed when I saw this meaningless and empty drama about stereotypical people and their boringly predictable relationships.
Actors were fine - all of them. Problem is in the script. Allen seems to write movies as someone writes TV-series. Easily sketched empty characters in an exotic location experiencing some tacky romance - and the torture ends only when the main characters has been "in love" (had sex) at least with two other characters. Allen almost always writes love triangle and most times fails to express some deeper meaning through the life of main character. Some writer from the 'Bold and the Beautiful' could have made the script for Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Woody Allen makes a film in a year - for some incomprehensible reason. He's making films on a conveyor belt and that is reflected to the quality of those films. I hope he would stop for a while and concentrate more on the quality of the script.
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