Vicky Cristina Barcelona
(Spain/USA, 2008, 95 minutes)
Two American friends holidaying in Barcelona, a stuffy student engaged to be married and a free-spirited would-be artist, are seduced by a charming, bohemian artist. Uninspired comedy of Americans in Europe whose lazy script and indifferent direction seem unworthy of its writer-director's curriculum and only really shines when the Spanish cast comes up.
Mediapro and Gravier Productions present, in association with Antena 3 Films and Antena 3 TV, a Dumaine production. Starring Javier Bardem, Patricia Clarkson, Penélope Cruz, Kevin Dunn, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Messina. Directed and written by Woody Allen; produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Gareth Wiley; director of photography (Image Film/Deluxe), Javier Aguirresarobe; production designer, Alain Bainée; costume designer, Sonia Grande; film editor, Alisa Lepselter.