DVD Review: Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Posted in DVDs, Film, Reviews
By Sam Bathe on 15 Jun 2009

Lauded as a return to form for director Woody Allen, gritty romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona is an often uncomfortable watch as when holidaying in Spain, two Americans stay with an artist they meet by chance in Barcelona.

With twists and turns thrown up in the love triangle, when painter Juan’s ex-wife turns up, the electric atmosphere at times takes a turn for the worse. Very watchable, if not mesmerising, Vicky Cristina Barcelona isn’t the masterpiece Penélope Cruz’s Oscar might suggest but it is at least an accomplished, and grounded, picture.

Film ★★★★★ Extras ★★★★★

FAN THE FIRE is a digital magazine about lifestyle and creative culture. Launching back in 2005 as a digital publication about Sony’s PSP handheld games console, we’ve grown and evolved now covering the arts and lifestyle, architecture, design and travel.

We’ve been featured on the front page of Reddit and produced off-shoot club night Friday Night Fist Fight, launched a Creative Agency and events column The London List.

FAN THE FIRE is edited by founder, Creative Director and Editor-in-Chief, Sam Bathe. Site by FAN THE FIRE Creative.

You can contact us on: mail@fanthefiremagazine.com

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Dribbble, Instagram and RSS.