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* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: Cristina, although she explicitly rejects the label of bisexual]]


* LoveTriangle: Cristina/Juan Antonio/María Elena.
** Also [[spoiler: Doug/Vicky/Juan Antonio]].



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* ProtagonistTitleProtagonistTitle: Two friends Vicky and Cristina go on holiday together in Barcelona.


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* ThreesomeSubtext: [[spoiler: Cristina/Juan Antonio and María Elena]].


* DoubleStandard: If the characters' genders were reversed, the main characters' commitment issues, infidelities, and deceptions wouldn't be so sympathetic. Another example: Vicky tells Juan Antonio that he might have deserved it when his ex-wife stabbed him. It's hard to imagine a man the audience is supposed to sympathize with getting away with saying that to a woman who'd just been stabbed by her crazy ex-husband. Although in the context of the story, all Vicky had heard at that point was that Juan Antonio had been married to a woman and that it had ended with violence, which she assumes meant that he had beaten her. This is of course an in-universe example of a DoubleStandard, however.

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* DoubleStandard: If the characters' genders were reversed, the main characters' commitment issues, infidelities, and deceptions wouldn't be so sympathetic. Another example: Vicky tells Juan Antonio that he might have deserved it when his ex-wife stabbed him. It's hard to imagine a man the audience is supposed to sympathize with getting away with saying that to a woman who'd just been stabbed by her crazy ex-husband. Although in the context of the story, all Vicky had heard at that point was that Juan Antonio had been married to a woman and that it had ended with violence, which which, she assumes assumes, meant that he had beaten her. This is of course an in-universe example of a DoubleStandard, however.



* TheHedonist: Juan Antonio, who seems to do nothing but eat gourmet food, hang out in beautiful locations, and sleep with gorgeous women. Somewhat [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] however in that his life still has plenty of problems and emotional drama, some of it caused by his lifestyle.

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* TheHedonist: Juan Antonio, who seems to do nothing but eat gourmet food, hang out in beautiful locations, and sleep with gorgeous women. Somewhat [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] however deconstructed]], in that his life still has plenty of problems and emotional drama, some of it caused by his lifestyle.



* MusicalisInterruptus: with a side of PaintingTheFourthWall. There's three or four songs that are used repeatedly as background music for the film. They are always CutShort by scene transitions. There's only one exception, only one time when a song actually ends on a sensible cadence: when Vicky runs into Juan Antonio at the farewell party near the end of the film.



* RealityHasNoSubtitles: Half of the movie is this, i.e. whenever Cristina and/or Vicky are around the Spanish who don't speak English.

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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: Half of the movie is this, i.e. whenever Cristina and/or Vicky are around the Spanish people who don't speak English.


''Vicky Christina Barcelona'' is a 2008 movie by Creator/WoodyAllen, centered around the experiences of two young women in Barcelona. Vicky (Creator/RebeccaHall) and Cristina (Creator/ScarlettJohansson) travel to Barcelona for the summer so that Vicky can work on her dissertation on the culture of Catalonia. They are hosted by friends of Vicky's family, Mark and Judy. One day, at an art gallery, Cristina notices a man and asks Judy about him. She tells them he is Juan Antonio, a painter rumored to have had a stormy, and possibly violent, relationship with his ex-wife María Elena (Creator/PenelopeCruz) which ended in divorce. Later that night, the two happen to have dinner at the same restaurant as Juan Antonio, who walks over to them, introduces himself, and invites them to spend the weekend with him in the small town of Oviedo. Vicky is repulsed by his boldness, but Cristina is intrigued, so they go. This decision results in experiences that cause both of them to re-examine their own lives and commitments.

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''Vicky Christina Barcelona'' is a 2008 movie by Creator/WoodyAllen, centered around the experiences of two young women in Barcelona. Vicky (Creator/RebeccaHall) and Cristina (Creator/ScarlettJohansson) travel to Barcelona for the summer so that Vicky can work on her dissertation on the culture of Catalonia. They are hosted by friends of Vicky's family, Mark and Judy. One day, at an art gallery, Cristina notices a man and asks Judy about him. She tells them he is Juan Antonio, Antonio (Creator/JavierBardem), a painter rumored to have had a stormy, and possibly violent, relationship with his ex-wife María Elena (Creator/PenelopeCruz) which ended in divorce. Later that night, the two happen to have dinner at the same restaurant as Juan Antonio, who walks over to them, introduces himself, and invites them to spend the weekend with him in the small town of Oviedo. Vicky is repulsed by his boldness, but Cristina is intrigued, so they go. This decision results in experiences that cause both of them to re-examine their own lives and commitments.


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* {{Narrator}}: voiced by Christopher Evan Welch. Explicitly an outside observer of the events of the movie.


->''"The ultimate message for the film seems to be that marriage is a prison and sex with Creator/JavierBardem is the solution to your problems (and I already knew that)."''
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/vicky-christina-barcelona-2008-woody-allen// on the film.]]


''Vicky Christina Barcelona'' is a 2008 movie by Creator/WoodyAllen, centered around the experiences of two young women in Barcelona. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Creator/ScarlettJohansson) travel to Barcelona for the summer so that Vicky can work on her dissertation on the culture of Catalonia. They are hosted by friends of Vicky's family, Mark and Judy. One day, at an art gallery, Cristina notices a man and asks Judy about him. She tells them he is Juan Antonio, a painter rumored to have had a stormy, and possibly violent, relationship with his ex-wife María Elena (Creator/PenelopeCruz) which ended in divorce. Later that night, the two happen to have dinner at the same restaurant as Juan Antonio, who walks over to them, introduces himself, and invites them to spend the weekend with him in the small town of Oviedo. Vicky is repulsed by his boldness, but Cristina is intrigued, so they go. This decision results in experiences that cause both of them to re-examine their own lives and commitments.

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''Vicky Christina Barcelona'' is a 2008 movie by Creator/WoodyAllen, centered around the experiences of two young women in Barcelona. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) (Creator/RebeccaHall) and Cristina (Creator/ScarlettJohansson) travel to Barcelona for the summer so that Vicky can work on her dissertation on the culture of Catalonia. They are hosted by friends of Vicky's family, Mark and Judy. One day, at an art gallery, Cristina notices a man and asks Judy about him. She tells them he is Juan Antonio, a painter rumored to have had a stormy, and possibly violent, relationship with his ex-wife María Elena (Creator/PenelopeCruz) which ended in divorce. Later that night, the two happen to have dinner at the same restaurant as Juan Antonio, who walks over to them, introduces himself, and invites them to spend the weekend with him in the small town of Oviedo. Vicky is repulsed by his boldness, but Cristina is intrigued, so they go. This decision results in experiences that cause both of them to re-examine their own lives and commitments.

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* WalkAndTalk: The scene with Vicky, Cristina and Doug walking down a street of Barcelona discussing the topic of {{Polyamory}}.


* BillingDisplacement: Penelope Cruz plays a supporting character with significantly less screen time than the three leads, but received equal billing. Meanwhile one third of the film's title (Rebecca Hall's Vicky) is not on the poster and her actress listed below Bardem, Cruz and Johansson.



* DirtyOldMan: Juan Antonio's elderly father is just as fond of the ladies as he is, though this isn't played as much for {{Squick}} as it usually is.
** This ''is'' a Creator/WoodyAllen film, after all.

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* DirtyOldMan: Juan Antonio's elderly father is just as fond of the ladies as he is, though this isn't played as much for {{Squick}} as it usually is.
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is. This ''is'' a Creator/WoodyAllen film, after all.



* DoubleStandard: If the characters' genders were reversed, the main characters' commitment issues, infidelities, and deceptions wouldn't be so sympathetic. Another example: Vicky tells Juan Antonio that he might have deserved it when his ex-wife stabbed him. It's hard to imagine a man the audience is supposed to sympathize with getting away with saying that to a woman who'd just been stabbed by her crazy ex-husband.
** Although in the context of the story, all Vicky had heard at that point was that Juan Antonio had been married to a woman and that it had ended with violence, which she assumes meant that he had beaten her. This is of course an in-universe example of a DoubleStandard, however

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* DoubleStandard: If the characters' genders were reversed, the main characters' commitment issues, infidelities, and deceptions wouldn't be so sympathetic. Another example: Vicky tells Juan Antonio that he might have deserved it when his ex-wife stabbed him. It's hard to imagine a man the audience is supposed to sympathize with getting away with saying that to a woman who'd just been stabbed by her crazy ex-husband.
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ex-husband. Although in the context of the story, all Vicky had heard at that point was that Juan Antonio had been married to a woman and that it had ended with violence, which she assumes meant that he had beaten her. This is of course an in-universe example of a DoubleStandard, howeverhowever.



* SceneryPorn / ShootTheMoney: Oh yes. The Catalan countryside is as big a presence as any of the characters.

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* SceneryPorn / ShootTheMoney: SceneryPorn: Oh yes. The Catalan countryside is as big a presence as any of the characters.


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* ShootTheMoney: The Catalan countryside is as big a presence as any of the characters.


* BettyAndVeronica: [[spoiler: Gender flipped with Vicky being torn between Doug (Betty) and Juan Antonio (Veronica).]]

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* BettyAndVeronica: BettyAndVeronica:
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[[spoiler: Gender flipped with Vicky being torn between Doug (Betty) and Juan Antonio (Veronica).]]



* FakeAmerican: English actress Rebecca Hall as the American Vicky.


->''"The ultimate message for the film seems to be that marriage is a prison and sex with Creator/JavierBardem is the solution to your problems (and I already knew that)."''\\
--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/vicky-christina-barcelona-2008-woody-allen// on]] ''Film/VickyCristinaBarcelona''

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->''"The ultimate message for the film seems to be that marriage is a prison and sex with Creator/JavierBardem is the solution to your problems (and I already knew that)."''\\
--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment
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-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment
Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/vicky-christina-barcelona-2008-woody-allen// on]] ''Film/VickyCristinaBarcelona''
on the film.]]


''Vicky Christina Barcelona'' is a 2008 movie by Creator/WoodyAllen, centered around the experiences of two young women in Barcelona. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (ScarlettJohansson) travel to Barcelona for the summer so that Vicky can work on her dissertation on the culture of Catalonia. They are hosted by friends of Vicky's family, Mark and Judy. One day, at an art gallery, Cristina notices a man and asks Judy about him. She tells them he is Juan Antonio, a painter rumored to have had a stormy, and possibly violent, relationship with his ex-wife María Elena (Creator/PenelopeCruz) which ended in divorce. Later that night, the two happen to have dinner at the same restaurant as Juan Antonio, who walks over to them, introduces himself, and invites them to spend the weekend with him in the small town of Oviedo. Vicky is repulsed by his boldness, but Cristina is intrigued, so they go. This decision results in experiences that cause both of them to re-examine their own lives and commitments.

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''Vicky Christina Barcelona'' is a 2008 movie by Creator/WoodyAllen, centered around the experiences of two young women in Barcelona. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (ScarlettJohansson) (Creator/ScarlettJohansson) travel to Barcelona for the summer so that Vicky can work on her dissertation on the culture of Catalonia. They are hosted by friends of Vicky's family, Mark and Judy. One day, at an art gallery, Cristina notices a man and asks Judy about him. She tells them he is Juan Antonio, a painter rumored to have had a stormy, and possibly violent, relationship with his ex-wife María Elena (Creator/PenelopeCruz) which ended in divorce. Later that night, the two happen to have dinner at the same restaurant as Juan Antonio, who walks over to them, introduces himself, and invites them to spend the weekend with him in the small town of Oviedo. Vicky is repulsed by his boldness, but Cristina is intrigued, so they go. This decision results in experiences that cause both of them to re-examine their own lives and commitments.


It was well reviewed and many critics declared it a return to form for Allen, who, after making a series of classic romantic comedies earlier in his career, had not had much critical success in that genre in recent years. Notable for lots of SceneryPorn of the beautiful Catalan countryside and having a quite provocative storyline touching on controversial and unfamiliar subjects such as {{Polyamory}} as well as familiar ones like passion and commitment. Penelope Cruz won the AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress.

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It was well reviewed and many critics declared it a return to form for Allen, who, after making a series of classic romantic comedies earlier in his career, had not had much critical success in that genre in recent years. Notable for lots of SceneryPorn of the beautiful Catalan countryside and having a quite provocative storyline touching on controversial and unfamiliar subjects such as {{Polyamory}} as well as familiar ones like passion and commitment. Penelope Cruz won the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress.


->''"The ultimate message for the film seems to be that marriage is a prison and sex with Javier Bardem is the solution to your problems (and I already knew that)."''\\

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->''"The ultimate message for the film seems to be that marriage is a prison and sex with Javier Bardem Creator/JavierBardem is the solution to your problems (and I already knew that)."''\\


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'''''Vicky Christina Barcelona''''' is a 2008 movie by Creator/WoodyAllen, centered around the experiences of two young women in Barcelona. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (ScarlettJohansson) travel to Barcelona for the summer so that Vicky can work on her dissertation on the culture of Catalonia. They are hosted by friends of Vicky's family, Mark and Judy. One day, at an art gallery, Cristina notices a man and asks Judy about him. She tells them he is Juan Antonio, a painter rumored to have had a stormy, and possibly violent, relationship with his ex-wife María Elena (Creator/PenelopeCruz) which ended in divorce. Later that night, the two happen to have dinner at the same restaurant as Juan Antonio, who walks over to them, introduces himself, and invites them to spend the weekend with him in the small town of Oviedo. Vicky is repulsed by his boldness, but Cristina is intrigued, so they go. This decision results in experiences that cause both of them to re-examine their own lives and commitments.

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'''''Vicky ''Vicky Christina Barcelona''''' Barcelona'' is a 2008 movie by Creator/WoodyAllen, centered around the experiences of two young women in Barcelona. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (ScarlettJohansson) travel to Barcelona for the summer so that Vicky can work on her dissertation on the culture of Catalonia. They are hosted by friends of Vicky's family, Mark and Judy. One day, at an art gallery, Cristina notices a man and asks Judy about him. She tells them he is Juan Antonio, a painter rumored to have had a stormy, and possibly violent, relationship with his ex-wife María Elena (Creator/PenelopeCruz) which ended in divorce. Later that night, the two happen to have dinner at the same restaurant as Juan Antonio, who walks over to them, introduces himself, and invites them to spend the weekend with him in the small town of Oviedo. Vicky is repulsed by his boldness, but Cristina is intrigued, so they go. This decision results in experiences that cause both of them to re-examine their own lives and commitments.



* [[spoiler:ShaggyDogStory: At the end of the movie, Juan Antonio and María Elena are back in their tempestuous and volatile relationship, and Vicky and Cristina return to America exactly as they left it. The narrator even explicitly states that neither changed as an individual as a result of the whole adventure.]]

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* [[spoiler:ShaggyDogStory: ShaggyDogStory: At the end of the movie, Juan [[spoiler:Juan Antonio and María Elena are back in their tempestuous and volatile relationship, and Vicky and Cristina return to America exactly as they left it. The narrator even explicitly states that neither changed as an individual as a result of the whole adventure.]]

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