Tuesday, September 09, 2008

First Impressions: "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

Beautiful. Sexy. Awful narration. Inconsequential. I wanted to punch the narrator. Fine performances. Did I mention I hate the narration?

It's not a great film, but it's solidly crafted. I don't think it's up to the level of Match Point in Woody Allen's recent canon, but it's decent entertainment, if lacking the depth I think it could have had. I liked it, but I never liked it as much as I wanted to.

Full review coming soon.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have to say I agree about the narration. It seemed very inorganic to the plot. However being "inconsequential" seems to be part of it's charm. In fact the film being so silly and Gaudi-esque is why I fell so madly in love with it in the first place. I can imagine watching it on television after a big Spanish lunch, during siesta. When compared to Match Point, a great film, it seems like pretty light weight stuff, but I think I prefer it. But then again I must confess. I am guilty of having a total Spain bias.

Matthew Lucas said...

I don't mean inconsequential as being a knock against it, I agree it is part of the charm. It's a nice, lightweight confection.

Nick Plowman said...

I cannot wait to see this.