Title: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Christopher Evan Welch
Music: non-original music
Distinctions: Oscar for best supporting actress (Cruz)
Synopsis: two girls spending the summer in Spain fall for a polyamorous artist
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for concept and story) c. 3.1/4 (Very good).
Good movie, despite being an offender of my worst pet peeve: having Something to Say rather than having a story to tell. It's entertaining and dramatic, but at the end it just kind of stops and leaves the characters where they started. I don't know why it's labeled as a comedy or dramedy; there is no attempt at getting laughs. Maybe because it's a Woody Allen movie, so people expect comedy.