Thursday, September 11, 2008

Vicki Cristina Barcelona

Maybe I have been concentrating too much on movies I saw as a kid. So it's time to comment on recent movies I've seen and liked. "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is the new Woody Allen movie. It is not advertised as an Allen movie I guess because people these days have a negative attitude towards his movies. Which is a real shame. Because even a bad Allen movies is more intelligent and better than 99% of the trash that clogs the multiplexes. But such is life in movieland these days.

Which does not mean this is a bad Woody Allen movies. This is one of the really good ones. It's fun, it is witty, it is very sexy without being explicit about it. Even though Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson get all the headlnes, it actually Rebecca Hall as Vicki that makes this movies special. Her low key performance is truly wonderful.

So go ahead, enjoy a movie about romance, love, Spanish guitar music and Barcelona. You cant go wrong with it

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