Thursday, October 2, 2008


Romantic comedy

Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet (25 June 1852–10 June 1926) the Catalan architect better known simply as Antonio Gaudí belonged to the so-called Art Nouveau style. He is famous for his unique and highly individualistic designs. His unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Família, is a massive Roman Catholic church under construction in Barcelona, Spain. Construction began in 1882 and continues to this day. Tall construction cranes hover over the finished towers with more to come. Construction is expected to be completed around 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudi's death. According to some experts the likelihood of meeting this deadline is much in doubt.

Rebecca Hall: 20-something-year-old Vicky, a graduate student
Patricia Clarkson: Judy, a friend of the family
Scarlett Johansson: Vicky’s best friend Cristina
Javier Bardem: abstract artist Juan Antonio
Kevin Dunn: Judy’s husband Mark Nash
Penélope Cruz: Juan’s ex-wife María Elena
Chris Messina: Vicky’s fiancé Doug, a New York corporate lawyer

The title seems to say it all: two friends in a Spanish town. But in reality it’s more than that; more friends and more towns. The emphasis is on the romantic and less on the comedy aspect although there are a couple of humorous moments.

A well constructed story with some really good acting and smart dialog; this is an entertaining film about relationships.

for mature thematic material involving sexuality and smoking.

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