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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

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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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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Hall ... Vicky
Scarlett Johansson ... Cristina
Christopher Evan Welch ... Narrator (voice)
Chris Messina ... Doug
Patricia Clarkson ... Judy
Kevin Dunn ... Mark
Julio Perillán ... Charles
Juan Quesada Juan Quesada ... Guitarist in Barcelona
Ricard Salom Ricard Salom ... Art Gallery Guest
Maurice Sonnenberg Maurice Sonnenberg ... Art Gallery Guest
Javier Bardem ... Juan Antonio
Manel Barceló Manel Barceló ... Doctor
Josep Maria Domènech ... Julio
Emilio de Benito Emilio de Benito ... Guitarist in Asturias
Jaume Montané Jaume Montané ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Life is the ultimate work of art.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer Wedding See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,755,575, 17 August 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,216,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,504,817
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (3.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Vicky (Rebecca Hall), Christina (Scarlett Johansson) and Doug (Chris Messina) are walking down the street together, Vicky defends Christina's threeway relationship by saying "whatever works." Befuddled, Doug spits back at Vicky, "Whatever works??" The title of Woody Allen's very next movie was "Whatever Works," which employed a subplot involving another threeway relationship. See more »

Goofs

The people in this movie (including the leading man) speak Spanish instead of Catalan. In Barcelona both Spanish and Catalan are spoken. In Oviedo, only Spanish is spoken. 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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Asturias
Composed by Isaac Albéniz (as Isaac Albeniz)
Performed by Juan Quesada
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Beautiful
15 August 2008 | by oscarxp25See all my reviews

When Match Point came out in 2005, I was impressed, but no blown away like most of the public and critics. I thought it was an interesting movie that dealt with dark issues, but it didn't feel like Woody Allen. Scoop was a cute movie, but felt like fluff.

I am here to tell you after going on opening night that VICKY Christina BARCELONA isn't only enchanting, but so well written. I always look forward to Woody's writing because he is the best. The film just looks beautiful from the way it is shot. Javier, Scarlett and Cruz (Hilarous) are all good, but it is Rebecca Hall who stands out in this picture; giving Vicky such depth and character.

Allen is just the master. In the summer of effects and action, it is nice to have a film with such wit and smart observation in it. GO SEE IT!


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