Blunt Reviews Presents: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2009)


I know it’s part of Woody Allen’s tourist period that some found troublesome, but I still maintain that this is one of his better modern films. I admire the approach Allen takes to romance, showing how it is often complicated and destructive,whilst also capturing the excitement and happiness people in love experience. It’s not as weighted as other Allen projects and at times feels too flimsy, but I think it has an overall charm that other recent projects lacked significantly. The film would ultimately fall apart if it weren’t for the screenplay and a brilliant supporting performance from Penelope Cruz.

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