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  • The setting is the first feature I noticed and loved-Spain is a gorgeous back drop for this romantic comedy
  • I hesitate to call it 'romantic comedy' because it certainly isn't the set pattern of today's romantic comedy, which gets predictable and boring over time
  • Allen also wrote some interesting elements into the story-line, such as bisexuality and adultery, but manages to keep the movie from being smutty or tawdry
  • I would probably not have enjoyed this story if it was done in any other manner than it was done, and Woody Allen once again illustrates his genius at portraying average people in unusual situations

    • by Jessie Bahrey
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      The movie “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” is a complicated film. The setting is the first feature I noticed and loved-Spain is a gorgeous back drop for this romantic comedy.

      I hesitate to call it ‘romantic comedy’ because it certainly isn’t the set pattern of today’s romantic comedy, which gets predictable and boring over time.

      Javier Bardem, the main


      character, is very charming and handsome, and slightly exotic, once you can watch him without thinking of his bowl cut and character he played in “No Country for Old Men”.

      He is smooth, sexy, and certainly a pleasure to watch.

      The other lead actors, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, and Rebecca Hall (who I had never heard of ...


      • before) play similarly complicated and beautiful characters; Cruz does an especially believable job playing a woman who is quite possibly crazy, although endearingly so.

        Director Woody Allen also wrote this film.

        Somehow, he manages to make a playful romp out of a dramatic situation that, under any other director’s guidance, could have been angst-ridden and painful.

        Allen

        also wrote some interesting elements into the story-line, such as bisexuality and adultery, but manages to keep the movie from being smutty or tawdry.

        I would probably not have enjoyed this story if it was done in any other manner than it was done, and Woody Allen once again illustrates his genius at portraying average people in unusual situations.




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