The last film in Woody Allen’s series of sabbatical pictures is Vicky Cristina Barcelona, about two American tourists (Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall) who get into a decidedly European romantic involvement with Javier Bardem. Things become difficult when Bardem’s wife, Penelope Cruz, shows up. Which all sounds to me like an updated version of a middling Euro sex comedy, with better looking people who take off a lot fewer clothes.
Cinematical has the film’s exclusive poster premiere, and I like it well enough. There’s some drama thanks to the artful framing (or accidental; I think I’ve taken this picture a couple of times) and the oblique angle on a Big Heads image.
But every time I look at this I think Bardem is Colin Farrell and I wonder what’s wrong with me.
When filming “I Love Lucy” producers used tactics to make Ethel, Lucy’s foil, uglier on screen than she was in real life. This was done to put the focus on Lucy. A similar tactic seems to have been used in 2020’s Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, by not giving any of the supporting actresses … Continue reading — By Sushi-X