Why Vicky Cristina Barcelona is Special to me

In life, something just resonates with the deepest chord of our heart–and it becomes special to us. I started to watch Vicky Cristina Barcelona because its cast features Penelope Cruz, the Spanish Enchantress. All poems scripted about  beauty ends in her eyes.

As the movie began, I became spellbound by its soundtrack. With no knowledge in Spanish, I was just listening to the rhythm of the song–it whispers something enchanting.

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Let me put imdb excerpt here;

Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.

And here is a clip from the movie:

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To dig deeper, there are several messages in the movie. First of all, the movie celebrates contradictions among its protagonists. Vicky and Cristina, two major protagonists, portray eclectic humankind vividly. Vicky is conservative, Cristina, on the other hand, is Bohemian.   Vicky loves stability, while Cristina loves excitement. Humankind is a double-edged sword:   with rational persons like Vicky and impulsive persons like Cristina. The common thread that binds these two ends is confusion. Vicky is confused with her identity whether she would be truly happy with Doug, her fiance, who is a typical materialistic white-color corporate executive.

 

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