Friday, October 14, 2016

Film Friday

Vicky Cristina Barcelona 
Friends Vicky and Cristina head to Spain for the summer.  They meet a painter with a volatile ex.  Complications ensue. Starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, and Rebecca Hall.  Directed by Woody Allen.  Hall seems out of her league.  The other three do fine.  It's a film that lends itself to narration, but the narrator seems like an odd choice.  A casual thumb up.

The Rules of Attraction  
Based on a novel by Bret Easton Ellis.  A drug dealer, a bisexual, and a "virgin" navigate a bizarre love triangle at a liberal college.  There are some funny moments.   Shannyn Sossamon does a good job as the "virgin".  But what I vaguely remember from the book is that the characters had more depth there than they do here.  Also starring James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, and Jessica Biel.


  1. I have been meaning to see VCB but haven't day. I have no desire to see the 2nd film.

    1. Yeah. I don't think the second one is your type.