Vicky Cristina Barcelona PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: January 27, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Cinedigm Catalog
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2009 - Best Supporting Actress

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh81%

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Total Count: 209

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 103,992
Rating: 3/5 -- Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Woody Allen's latest comeback, is nothing like the return to form his apologists claim, but it's not terrible, which is a mercy after his grim trio of British projects. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Feb 6, 2009
4 stars out of 5 -- A dispatch from the battle between the head and heart....It's clear, perceptive and, most surprisingly, hot-headed and frisky.
Empire
Mar 1, 2009
[E]xhilarating, captivating and enjoyable....Woody Allen's latest comedy about the vagaries of passion, set in Barcelona, shows that lovely Spanish city off to its best advantage, just as it does its lead actors.
USA Today
Aug 20, 2008
Rating: 3/5 -- Slight, disposable but entertaining. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is an awful lot better than anything in his thankfully short "British" period. Full Review
Guardian
Feb 6, 2009
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.
Film Comment
Jul 1, 2008
Rating: 4/6 -- The script is witty and playful, the casting just right. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 5, 2009
4 stars out of 5 -- [T]he story is beautifully judged. This time when the lights come up, we're sadder and wiser in the best sense.
Total Film
Feb 1, 2009

Product Description:

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 (Pénélope Cruz) enters the picture.

As the rule-bound Vicky, Hall--who has been largely unknown to American audiences before this film--gives a wonderfully witty performance that keeps pace with her more famous costars. Those who have only seen Bardem in his Oscar-winning role as the cold killer in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN will be surprised by his sexy turn in VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA. Though it's often women who steam up the screen, Bardem seduces Vicky, Cristina, and the audience with such abandon that it's tough for everyone involved not to emerge a little bit smitten. Johansson, Allen's new-millennium muse, is the director's mouthpiece--she's consistently funny and more than a little neurotic, and you can hear Allen's voice in her performance.

Description by Genius Productions:

Two girlfriends on a holiday in Spain fall for the same charming painter,
unaware that his dynamo ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is
about to reenter the picture.

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