I am currently here at my fathers house; came to visit for a bit. My step mom asked me to watch this movie with her; and I was pretty excited to see it since my most favorite actress was in it ( Scarlett Johanson ). Called Vicky Cristina Barcelona Directed by Woody Allen. So we just finished watching it and i ABSOLUTELY loved it. I recommend it to anyone that hasn't seen it. It honestly is an eye opener. It makes you want to re- evaluate your life. Theirs so many things we do because we feel we have to and not because we truly have passion for it. This movie has so much, it taught me a lot ...and made me want to change things about myself and the life I live. Its about two best friends that decide to take a break from the life they already know to adventure and spend two months in Barcelona. There they fall in love with the same man , a man that has a physcotic ex-wife ( Penelope Cruz ) which tried to kill him before. Its pretty insane as it sounds, LOL. It makes you think a lot about love. It shows how dysfunctional the love between him and his ex wife is , and how they think "unfulfilled love" is much more romantic ..because it can never work out ". It sounds pretty poetic, and somewhat true ....then again you never know until your in that position right? Both girls are so different, but I saw myself in both of them. Vicky is the one that settles for whatever she thinks is best for her , she "follows the rules". She is settling for her fiancee because he is a good guy, even though she feels she is not in love with him. When she meets this man in Barcelona she starts to realize her life isn't what she really wanted. Then there is Christina, who is the more free spirited one.. I love the saying she says " I don't know what I want ...but I do know what I DON'T want ". I feel like that all the time. Like I know what kind of situations I don't want to be in, but things we think we want seem to be the very opposite at the end , so basically we don't know. She takes chances , and does not over think things right away ...She meets him and decides she wants to fall in love with him. The narrator explains her best as he says "Cristina, on the other hand, expected something very different out of love. She had reluctantly accepted suffering as an inevitable component of deep passion, and was resigned to putting her feelings at risk. If you asked her what it was she was gambling her emotions on to win, she would not have been able to say. She knew what she didn't want, however, and that was exactly what Vicky valued above all else. " Woody is expressing through his characters his urge to be free of all psychological and emotional restrictions. . I'm not going to ruin the whole movie , SO I will leave it at that !
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