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Still shot from the movie: Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

When Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) head to Barcelona hoping for an exciting summer vacation, they get more adventure than they imagined. It all begins after they accept an invitation from artist Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem) to spend the weekend with him eating well, drinking wine and making love. If the offer wasn't dubious enough, the situation becomes further complicated when the painter's seductive ex-wife (Penelope Cruz) unexpectedly shows up uttering murderous threats Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D
Violence: C
Sexual Content: D
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 15 Aug 2008
Video Release: 27 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Vicky Cristina Barcelona Rated PG-13?


Depictions of sexual activity are carefully shot to avoid blatant nudity. However, a picture of a naked woman on a magazine cover and partially revealed breasts are shown. Discussions of sexual activity, plural relationships and passionate male/female and female/female kissing are seen. Couples are seen engaging in sex in the bedroom and kitchen. Other implied sexual activities take place in a public park and other areas. Suicide and violent interactions between a married couple are discussed. A gun-wielding woman fires several bullets, one of which hits another character in the hand. Numerous scenes of alcohol use and cigarette smoking are portrayed. Sexual innuendo, profanities and vulgarities are used frequently in the script.

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