Soft and subtle as we like it
BryanFury - wrote on 01/14/09
One of the few films that really dives into the subject of true love. People had this finite idea of finding love in the strangest places. Woody Allen takes you to Barcelona and just makes your heart beat in a strange way. The characters have this soundless enigma in them which is so enchanting to watch. The story is a rollercoaster ride with all the twists and turns at just the right amount. I also got to commend the cinematography because it’s such a soothing sight for sore eyes. Javier Bardem did absolutely great as this casanova with a purpose. It is pleasing to see him in a different light far from his psychopath role in No Country. Rebecca Hall also did an outstanding job playing this subtle yet feisty soon to be married bride. I’m not sure this was Scarlet Johansson’s most notable performance but for sure this wasn’t her best. Penelope as usual is a spit fire, playing this wild ex-wife of Javier. Overall this film tickles our famished taste buds with its exotic flavor, though I’m not so sure the taste is for everyone to like.