• Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Release Date: August 15th, 2008

DVD Release Date: January 27th, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Americans Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) arrive in Spain for a summer vacation at a friend's (Patricia Clarkson) Barcelona home. Visiting an art gallery, they meet seductive painter Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), who invites them for a weekend of food, art and sex. Sparks really ignite when his fiery former lover (Penélope Cruz) arrives on the scene, making for a very crowded house.

Cast: Javier Bardem, Patricia Clarkson, Penélope Cruz, Kevin Dunn, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Messina, Carrie Preston

Director: Woody Allen

Genres: Comedy drama , Romance

Production Co: Mediapro Pictures

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Forbidden love , Temptation , Love triangle , Emotional , 2000s , Amusing , Playful ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Smoking, shouting, practically shooting off sparks, Cruz spreads a wildfire sexuality across Allen's sunny tableau of Catalan country picnics and scenic Barcelona ramblings. show more

  • 70
    Wall Street Journal

    The narration, aided by a terrific score, does streamline the storytelling, and adds to it a faintly sardonic top note. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The two most hilarious characters, played by Spain's two most famous actors, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, are nothing if not cliches about tempestuous Latin lovers. But, boy, does Allen have fun with those cliches. show more

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Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Best Supporting Actress
Los Premios Goya (2009)