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Vicky and Cristina Abroadnew

For the fourth in a series of films made outside of his beloved New York, Woody Allen moves from Great Britain to sunnier climes. Set in Spain, Vicky Cristina Barcelona is an ocean away from his mature Manhattan comedies geographically, but emotionally it might as well be just across the Hudson.
Shepherd Express  |  David Luhrssen  |  08-22-2008  |  Reviews

Woody Allen Muses Over the Women in His Moviesnew

Woody Allen has had nothing but complicated relationships with the women in his life, and while he's still getting along swimmingly with latest muse, Scarlett Johansson, history says that, like all good things, this, too, must come to an end.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Cole Haddon  |  08-19-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Javier Bardem Finds the Real in 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Rolenew

When Woody Allen was writing the part of a Spaniard who seduces two American tourists, he had Bardem in mind.
The Georgia Straight  |  Ian Caddell  |  08-18-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Javier Makes Whoopee With Scarlett, Rebecca and Penelopenew

Leave it to Woody Allen to make a romantic comedy in which all the major players end up either single, homicidal or trapped in safe, boring marriages, and where the closest thing to a blissful relationship is a short-lived ménage à trois.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  08-18-2008  |  Reviews

Woody Allen's European Vacation: 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'new

He lived the young man's dream in Spain; next, he directs Larry David in NYC and Puccini for L.A. Opera.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  08-18-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' is an Invigorating Trip Abroadnew

The fourth (and apparently final) film in what might be called Woody Allen's European period, this is the closest to what fans of his classic relationship comedies keep hoping the writer-director will produce again. It's a light, entertaining and romantic movie without the strained zaniness of 2006's Scoop, filled with mild humor, some wonderfully drawn characters and a lovely Spanish setting.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Josh Bell  |  08-15-2008  |  Reviews

'Vicky Cristina Barcelona': Girls in Every Portnew

Woody Allen's newest is by no means a bad film, but it’s irrefutable evidence that Allen has aged – or cloistered – himself into irrelevance.
Austin Chronicle  |  Kimberley Jones  |  08-14-2008  |  Reviews

Woody Allen's European Sex Romp is a Shocking Triumphnew

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a breezy triumph for Allen, not so much a return to form as a discovery of new perspective. It's the delight of an old jester discovering that his best material -- youth, and its illusions -- is inexhaustible.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  08-13-2008  |  Reviews

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