Sex, Lies and Naked Thighs in Barcelona
Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) are vacationing in Barcelona where they meet the seductive painter, Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem) who would like to sleep with both of them. Whilst the sexually adventurous Cristina is captivated by the charming Juan, Vicky is less sure especially as she is engaged to Doug (Chris Messina). But after Cristina moves in with Juan their relationship becomes more intriguing when his tempestuous ex wife, Maria (Penélope Cruz) moves back in.
So we have some bed hopping in Barcelona as Cristina ends up with Juan, his wife gets involved and Vicky has already been there are what else. Absolutely nothing other than a hugely appealing cast and some beautiful locations. That is it, there is absolutely nothing else to "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" other than some narration and the only thing I am thankful of is at least it only runs for 96 minutes.
Those are the feelings I felt the first time I watched "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and having watched it a couple of times more they are the feelings I still feel and have only watched it again is to try and understand what others have seen in this movie. Maybe it is because I have never been a fan of Woody Allen or his therapy couch style movies which look at relationships. Maybe it is something else but not once did I feel like this movie was as special as so many others have found it to be.
What this all boils down to is that maybe you need to be a Woody Allen fan to watch and enjoy "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" because as someone who is not bothered by the writer and director I found this quite a tedious movie.