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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Vicky
... Cristina
... Narrator (voice)
... Doug
... Judy
... Mark
... Charles
Juan Quesada ... Guitarist in Barcelona
Ricard Salom ... Art Gallery Guest
Maurice Sonnenberg ... Art Gallery Guest
... Juan Antonio
Manel Barceló ... Doctor
... Julio
Emilio de Benito ... Guitarist in Asturias
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

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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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Also Known As:

Summer Wedding  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a conflation of the character names of the two lead actresses as well as the movie's major setting (i.e. Vicky and Cristina and Barcelona). The title does not the represent the name of a character called Vicky Cristina Barcelona. 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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Featured in The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2009) 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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Entanglements Woody Style
5 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Barcelona is recognizable enough and exotic enough to frame the latest complication from Woody Allen. Allen himself claims to care very little about films. He doesn't consider them the center of his life. Strange, because I do, Woody Allen without his films is...well I don't know who or what he is. Here he ventures again outside New York in a shape and form that reminded me a little bit of Jacques Rivette. Scarlet Johansson and Rebecca Hall, as the blond and the brunette of the title, make a great pair of opposites or seemingly so. Javier Bardem is the artist that comes to ruffle their world and the spectacular Penelope Cruz (getting better and better with every movie) is the hysterical side of the artist's past. We spend a great deal of time sitting at tables eating and drinking while a voice over guide us through their physical and emotional journey. I was delighted, entertained ever aroused. Woody Allen keeps surprising and he's got it whether he cares about it or not.


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