DVD: Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Rental and retail, (Optimum)

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This breezy tale of two American tourists (Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall) who have their hormones and preconceptions shaken by two Spanish artists (Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz) is the return to form Woody Allen fans had given up hoping for.

Yes, the dialogue can still be clunky, but it's brought to life by the four wonderful central performances (Cruz won an Oscar), while actors and architecture both look fantastic in the golden sunlight.