Thursday, July 9, 2009

Quiero Mary Elena

The e's Penelope Cruz must have an accent but I don't know how to do that in blogger.

Yesterday, I watched Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

First, the review.

Watch it. Its not over-the-top wow or spectacular but its entertaining and decent. Besides, its got Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johanssen. Its a nice movie, about two best friends, Vicky and Cristina, going to Barcelona for the summer and meeting and getting involved with this random artist, who has this extreme love-hate relationship with his ex-wife, Mary Elena. Vicky is sensible, and practical. Cristina is spontaneous and easily interested. And the story picks on from there. I give it a 3.5/5. Javier Bardem, playing Juan Antonio, the artist, is one helluva lucky guy! And he isn't even super looking! I didnt like him that much, mainly because he looks like Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Denny in Grey's Anatomy. And all the afterlife shit they pulled off in that show really made me hate that character. But mouth-up, he looks like Robert Downey Jr. which is not that bad. And the background scores are really really nice. This lady is singing Spanish songs throughout the movie.


I want Mary Elena. My God. The character is portrayed by Penelope Cruz, and she is FANTASTIC. She's the crazy ex-wife and she's bloody brilliant. She comes 45 minutes into the movie and she's played her role to perfection. Wow! Her constant bickering in Spanish and her personality and everything is just so intriguing! The entire time she's on screen, you just go, I need to learn Spanish just for this woman! Thats what I was like, and I'm straight! And she looks amazing! And she is so mad. And blunt. And unpredictable. Man, I have a huuuuuge girl-crush on her! Lucky Javier Bardem, he gets to date her in real life!

I tell you again, you need to watch the movie just for her!

10 comments:

Miss M said...

True penelope was good, but I kinda found the movie a little boring. A little slow-paced if you ask me.

Though, the music was good.

First time here! :)

Silverstreak said...

I thought so too, in the beginning. But after Penelope comes in, it picks up.

And thanks for visiting! :)

Vinayak Sapru said...

a friend of mine tried convincing me to watch the movie, but i really can't. the presence of penelope cruz and scarlett johannsen, alluring as it is, doesn't quite outweigh that of woody allen, as explained here.

Silverstreak said...

@vinayak - So wait, Hobgoblins was made by a 'real' artist?

~R~ said...

Nice..will watch it!
And the new template is defintely better than the old one. Do not fear pink, and it will not fear you.

Silverstreak said...

I do not 'fear' pink. More like, despise it. Lol. And, thanks.

~R~ said...

By the way, the about me section and blah is barely visible so you should probably change the text colour!

perplexed said...

wow!! cool new template! I like! :)

perplexed said...

and there is a lil bit of pink too.... ;)

Silverstreak said...

@ ~R~, I tried. Nothing can be changed. Guess I'll be changing templates again.

@perplexed - thanks. Its from some free template site. And yes, pink. THE HORROR...