Even when he has a string of bad pictures in his recent filmography, I am still always willing to give writer/director/actor Woody Allen the benefit of the doubt whenever he brings out a new film. Why? I’m not sure except for the fact that when he does score a home run, it is one of those powerful drives that land in the upper deck of the park.
While I wouldn’t characterize his latest output to be all bad, the Woodster is definitely ready to knock one out of the park. Will his upcoming Vicky Christina Barcelona be that hit? Who knows? The film stars Allen’s latest muse, Scarlett Johanson, and Rebecca Hall as two tourists in Spain who meet and start into an unconventional relationship with Javier Bardem. Complications arise in the form of Bardem’s ex-wife Penelope Criz, arriving on the scene.
The poster for the film below (click to enlarge) gives some hints as to the relationships between Bardem, Cruz and Johanson’s characters.
Vicki Cristina Barcelon hits theaters August 15.