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Vicky Christina Barcelona


(NEW REVIEW) This is one of Woody’s better ones. The title really translates to Vicky and Christina in Barcelona. It tells of two friends who are summering with other friends—in their palatial villa; Woody’s characters always have friends like that—and become involved with a handsome artist who is still involved with his mercurial ex-wife (Penelope Cruz, who won the Oscar). The dialog is all you expect, and the performances are universally excellent. Barcelona has never looked prettier. We get to visit most of Gaudi’s famous buildings there, which alone is worth the price of a ticket.