Review: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) Bluray FullHD
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film stars Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem and PenÃlope Cruz as four characters whose lives are intertwined by love, passion and art during a summer holiday in Spain.
The film explores the themes of desire, fidelity, identity and creativity through the contrasting personalities of Vicky and Cristina, two American friends who have different views on romance and relationships. Vicky is a practical and conventional woman who is engaged to a successful businessman, while Cristina is a free-spirited and adventurous woman who is searching for her artistic expression and ideal partner.
Their lives change when they meet Juan Antonio, a charismatic and seductive painter who invites them to spend a weekend with him in Oviedo. Vicky is initially reluctant but Cristina is intrigued by his offer. They soon discover that Juan Antonio has a complicated history with his ex-wife MarÃa Elena, a fiery and unstable artist who still has a hold on him.
The film won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Cruz's performance as MarÃa Elena, as well as several other awards and nominations. The film was praised for its witty dialogue, beautiful cinematography, and the chemistry between the actors. The film also features an original soundtrack composed by Giulia y Los Tellarini and other Spanish artists.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is available on Bluray FullHD with English and Spanish audio and subtitles. The Bluray disc offers a high-quality video resolution of 1080p and a Dolby Digital 3.0 sound. The Bluray also includes some special features such as a behind-the-scenes documentary, interviews with the cast and crew, and trailers.
If you are looking for a smart, funny and sensual film that will make you laugh, cry and think about love and life, Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a perfect choice. You can buy or rent the Bluray online or at your local store.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona received widespread critical acclaim upon its release, with many critics praising Woody Allen's witty and insightful script, as well as the performances of the four main actors. The film holds a 81% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 212 reviews, with an average rating of 7.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, \"A beguiling tragicomedy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona charms with beautiful views of the Spanish city and a marvelously well-matched cast\".
The film also earned several accolades and nominations, especially for PenÃlope Cruz's portrayal of MarÃa Elena, the volatile and passionate ex-wife of Juan Antonio. Cruz won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first Spanish actress to win an Oscar. She also won the BAFTA Award, the Golden Globe Award, and the Goya Award for her role. Javier Bardem was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, while Rebecca Hall was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. The film itself won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture â Musical or Comedy, and was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature and Best Director.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona was also a commercial success at the box office, grossing $96.4 million worldwide against a budget of $15 million. It became one of Woody Allen's highest-grossing films of his career, and his most successful film in Europe. The film was particularly popular in Spain, where it earned $13.9 million, making it the highest-grossing Spanish film of 2008.