USA 96m, Colour
Director: Woody Allen; Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem
A smart, cleverly written, funny, and beautiful looking romantic comedy filled with great performances by the entire cast. Juan Antonio, played by Javier Bardem, is a most charming Latin scoundrel who can always say exactly what is required to seduce the woman of his choice. The focus of his attention, two American girls on vacation who fall prey to his charms but must endure the return of his first true love – his eccentric and often dangerous ex-wife who is convincingly played by Penélope Cruz. This is a truly likable movie which portrays the most interesting part of traveling abroad – the summer relationship (Klaus Ming March 2009).