Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Smart, mature film about love, lust, and more.

PG-13 2008 97 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Not a kid or teen movie

I find it hard to believe that this movie’s official age rating in the US is just 13-plus. It is actually rated for much higher ages in some other countries (Australia 15+ Singapore 18+) and quite rightly so. The film certainly has mature content that portrays lots of sexuality and passionate sex scenes, if not outright nudity. The whole screenplay is based on what first started as short term sexual / romantic adventures of two female friends (one of which is engaged and about to marry her fiancé) with the same Don Juan-character man while visiting Spain that also includes a three-some relationship, alcohol and some use of profanity. Not a type of movie you wouldn’t want your 13 year-old to watch and get ideas from. The beautiful views of Barcelona and Spanish country side, great cinematography and amazing acting of the very-talented Penelope Cruz are all worth watching, but the point of the movie really hangs in the air at the end. One thing is certain though: It is definitely not a movie suitable for kids and teens.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 18+

Good Allen Film for Adults -No kids

Vicky Christina Barcelona was just ok. The plot was interesting, as were the themes, but it delved into immaturity and excess a little too often for my tastes. I am surprised that this one earned a PG-13 rating because it is ALL about sexual relationships, inhibitions, and passionate connections. It is heady, lusty, and very, very adult. No kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

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