Gina Vivinetto’s Greatest Hits

Two thumbs up for Woody Allen’s latest

Saw Vicky Christina Barcelona yesterday and I enjoyed it. It was nice to see Woody making the ladies this film’s protagonists for once even if they were mulling over the same ol’ existential ennui his characters always do.

And between you and me, I never thought I’d see Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson making out, so: bonus. Another plus: Javier Bardem with a normal haircut. It wasn’t easy recovering from that No Country For Old Men ‘do.

The movie really shines when Bardem and real-life love Cruz are onscreen together. Let’s hope their relationship is less erratic than that of their characters. I laughed out loud more than once thanks to Cruz who plays an unstable woman with scary ease. I would love to see her nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

Have you seen the movie? Were you happy with it?

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