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||IMDB Rating: 7.0/10 from PG-13 votes
||Release: 29 Jul 1994 /
||Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
||Director: Whit Stillman,
||Stars: Comedy, Drama, Romance
||Synopsis: Ted, a stuffy white guy from Illinois working in sales for the Barcelona office of a US corporation, is paid an unexpected visit by his somewhat less stuffy cousin Fred, who is an officer ...
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There are people in this world who think "Barcelona" is just a film about
soft-living, navel-gazing preppies with perfect hair and term-paper
vocabularies. These are the same people who like Vinyl Hampton
What's not to love about this sensitive, off-kilter love story about a
young, too-earnest salesman Ted and his sly, disruptive Ugly American
cousin-with-issues Fred? Nothing. The film grabs you from their first
bickering exchange in Ted's apartment building, and never lets go, not
because of fast-paced editing or shiny visuals (though the film doesn't
and Barcelona at night is a wonder) but because of the clever dialogue.
Stillman makes films for people who love to read, yet they are not
exercises in "Masterpiece Theater"-style draftsmanship but laugh-out-loud
exchanges of opinion between engaging people who just happen to see the
world in sometimes very/ sometimes slightly different ways. It's like
"Friends" if that cast suddenly grew brains. Give this movie five
and it will suck you in like a vacuum.
Ultimately, what grabs me is how the film is so chock full of life, of
people who haven't got much of a clue about life winging it and hazarding
the consequences. I remember those days. Ted pledges to date "only plain
even homely women" because he thinks beauty obscures the true essence of
love. Fred tells people his cousin is into the Marquis de Sade and
underwear because he thinks it makes Ted more interesting to the ladies
the Bible-reading goody-goody Ted really is.
Actually, Fred may be on to something. It seems to help Ted in meeting
dream woman Montserrat. Ted and Montserrat are an odd couple. He wrestles
earnestly with his religion and believes in salesmanship as a means of
understanding life, while she is a free-living, free-loving Spaniard who
thinks leaving her native land for America will condemn her future
to a life of hamburger-eating zombiedom.
I was in Barcelona in 1981 myself and saw first-hand how beautiful and
magical the place truly is. I also saw the anti-Americanism and
anti-"OTAN"ism prevalent there. Stillman isn't overselling the negative
attitudes many in Spain and throughout Europe had of the United States
during those critical days of the Cold War. It's a good thing they got
out of their system, huh? The movie could have been heavy-handed in this
way, but never allows itself to be, not with all those funny ant
Ramon, the left-wing writer who fingers Fred for being a member of the
(or the AFL-CIA, as Ramon is convinced the labor union and the
agency are somehow connected), is not stupid or mean, but just like Ted
Fred, a little too caught up in his own ideas of how things are, or as
puts it in a moment of truth at the hospital, another person given to
filtering reality through his own colossal egotism.
Whit Stillman seems to be averaging two films a decade now, and it's a
shame. He and Chris Eigeman need to make more movies together. I never
tired of Eigeman's snarky charm, or Stillman's ability to create films
equally rich in one-liners and in context. "Barcelona" was the finest of
Stillman's three efforts, with the best story and backdrop, but the
"Metropolitan" was not far behind. "Last Days of Disco," the most recent
Stillman film, wasn't as good as the first two, but is engaging and
absorbing enough on its own terms. If you haven't seen any of them, start
with this one.
[The DVD contains several interesting deleted scenes and an alternative
ending which might have made the film a bit darker but wouldn't have
disrupted anything essential. Still, it's hard to argue with an ending
has Montserrat bite into an authentic American hamburger and pronounce it
"incredible." At least unless you're a vegetarian, in which case Fred
probably say that's your problem.]
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