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.