Saturday, February 14, 2009

Vicky Christina Barcelona

Well we watched Woody Allen's Vicky Christina Barcelona tonight, which only has one nomination, but it is a big one: Penelope Cruz for Supporting Actress. We still have to see Doubt to have all the Supporting Actresses covered so I can't say who I would vote for yet. Cruz doesn't show up until about 40 minutes into the picture, which we really enjoyed. Maybe you have to be a Woody Allen fan to appreciate his writing and if you are this is vintage Allen, full of characters who spend their time on screen in self analysis of their lives and their loves and as that it was thoroughly enjoyable.

Having only seen Tariji Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler, I don't think Cruz's part was in the same league. Yeah, it was fun, but nothing like the work Tomei did. I'll have more to say after we see Doubt.

Our yearly Oscar quest continues...

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