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Vicky Cristina Barcelona
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Woody Allen


From watching the trailer for VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, one might never have guessed that it was actually an offering from prolific auteur Woody Allen. There's no New York, no sight of Allen, and his trademark wit was nowhere to be seen. But this film--with its talented cast, sharp dialogue, and excellent use of gorgeous locations--marks Allen's best comic work since 1994's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) are American best friends who have the luck of spending several summer months in the Spanish city of the title. Though the pair is inseparable, they clash over love: Vicky is engaged to the trustworthy Doug (Chris Messina), while Cristina is forever in search of new experiences and passions. When a fiery Spanish painter named Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem) proposes that the three fly off to Oviedo for the weekend with the goal of making love, the women are divided, but they both eventually agree to the trip. After unexpected events in Oviedo, they return to Barcelona where Juan Antonio's obsessive ex-wife (Pnlope Cruz) enters the picture.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 96 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2008

LANGUAGE - English

SUBTITLES - English, Spanish

ATTRIBUTES - Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Keep Case

Full Frame - 1.33

Audio:

Dolby Digital - English, Spanish

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Director

Woody Allen

Producer

Letty Aronson

Producer

Gareth Wiley

Screenwriter

Woody Allen

Star(s)

Javier Bardem

Star(s)

Rebecca Hall

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Press

"DP Javier Aguirresarobe makes locations and actors alike charming and delightful, bathing everything in a handsome, sun-glazed glow....[There are] glimmers of Allen's old confidence."

- Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

3 stars out of 5 -- "Woody Allen goes Latin, and the romantic, richly comic result -- powered by a dream cast -- is his sexiest movie ever....Cruz is a stunner in every sense of the word..."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

 

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