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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 August 2008 (USA)
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Two friends 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.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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

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Taglines:

Life is the ultimate work of art.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Penélope Cruz's Best Supporting Actress Oscar win was this film's only Oscar nomination. 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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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.106 (2010) See more »

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Asturias
Composed by Isaac Albéniz (as Isaac Albeniz)
Performed by Juan Quesada
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Why the narrator? Why? Why? Why?
16 February 2012 | by lmjakobSee all my reviews

Everyone acts very well, and the whole film would have been really good if it hadn't been for this weird narrator the whole way through who sounded like he was telling children a story even when saying things like "they went to bed together". It was weird. I also feel if it had been more dialogue based we could have got a greater grasp of the characters. I watched it without subtitles but understood the relationship of Juan Antonio and his ex-wife (mostly spoken in Spanish) than I did of Doug and Vicky which just seemed to lack a huge amount of depth. There needed to be some redeeming feature Vicky and Doug's relationship.

Anyway well acted but yeah the narrator ruins it. Javier Bardem is amazing as usual.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woody Allen Spanish Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,755,575, 17 August 2008

Gross USA:

$23,216,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,409,300
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (3.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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