Vicky Cristina Barcelona Writer-director Woody Allen's Golden Globe-winning romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a shimmering ode to European roundelays, as Javier Bardem cycles through seductions of Scarlett… Vicky Cristina Barcelona Writer-director Woody Allen's Golden Globe-winning romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a shimmering ode to European roundelays, as Javier Bardem cycles through seductions of Scarlett…
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2009)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem star in Woody Allen's romance
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem star in Woody Allen's romance
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 27, 2009; DVD Release Date: Jan 27, 2009; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Writer-director Woody Allen's Golden Globe-winning 
romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a shimmering ode to European roundelays, as Javier Bardem cycles through seductions of Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall in glowing Barcelona. Bardem is a Spanish painter with a lust for spontaneity, while Johansson and Hall are American best friends caught up in a swirl of flirtations, wine, 
and a culture that slows down their New York City rhythms and speeds up their hearts. If the women are Allen stock 
figures — ditzy beauties with brains — Bardem and Penélope Cruz, playing the painter's emotional ex-wife, break free 
 of Allen's tight script to give lush, ripe performances on this no-extras DVD. B

Originally posted Jan 21, 2009 Published in issue #1032-1033 Jan 30, 2009 Order article reprints