Sunday, Amanda picked me up from the airport and we grabbed a quick lunch and headed straight to the Nickelodeon to catch Woody Allen's "Vicky Christina Barcelona". Woody Allen usually isn't my cup of tea, but Javier Bardem is. I've been a huge fan of his since I saw him in "Carne Tremula," which fueled my mission to watch most of the movies in which he's been. This one did not disappoint.
("Hello, you are delicious.")
The film is about two friends who take off to Barcelona for the summer for a nice little adventure, which involves a chance meeting with a crazy artist, Javier Bardem. Mr. Bardem does not displease at all from the second he approaches the table to lay out his proposal to the very end where he soothes the ladies. Both women get caught up in the hysterical drama of the incredibly irresistible Spaniard and his wildly gorgeous ex-wife, Penelope Cruz. As the summer plays out, their lives get more and more complicated until the surprising grand finale. You'll have to go watch to find out...
You'll laugh, shake your head, and drool a little bit. "Vicky Christina Barcelona" is quality entertainment you won't mind spending the money on. At the very least, you get to see Javi shamelessly seduce the women (you will wish you were one). And the gentlemen will admire his straight forward approach (and maybe use it). There's something for everyone!