September 20, 2008

Vicky Christina Barcelona Sucks

Unfortunately, yes.

Except for Penelope Cruz, who is wonderful. So wonderful. Javier Bardem is solid too.

But it's a mostly unsuccessful picture.

Too bad.

Completely unrelated:

For your amusement, here's what Ingmar Bergman once said about Orson Welles and Citizen Kane:

"For me he's just a hoax. It's empty. It's not interesting. It's dead. Citizen Kane, which I have a copy of — is all the critics' darling, always at the top of every poll taken, but I think it's a total bore. Above all, the performances are worthless. The amount of respect that movie's got is absolutely unbelievable"

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nathan davies said...

i disagree about vicky.

Matthew A. Wilkinson said...

Really? Do explain. I love Allen so much I was reluctant to come to the conclusion I did, so I'd be happy to be convinced I missed something in my viewing.

Jeff said...

I also liked this movie. I laughed a lot. It was completely over the top, but totally enjoyable as well.

You are right about Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. They were really engaging.

Not Woody Allen's smartest picture for sure, but a fun little movie. At least I thought so. Sorry to hear you did not enjoy it.