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Barcelona Movie Review

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It's good to see Christopher Eigeman (as Fred) in a movie again, four years after Metropolitan. Taylor Nichols is in it, too, as his cousin Ted. I once traveled to Paris with a couple of brothers from Spain and the rivalry between them crowded out any other social possibilities for the trip. Like them, Fred and Ted's rivalry never lets up for an instant, but since they're in a movie and they are Eigeman and Nichols, it's a treat to listen to them bicker about sex and politics, politics and sex. (I might not want to travel with them, though.) Fred is beautifully unaware what a jerk he is, while Ted does have a nagging awareness that he IS a twit. Fred's first words to Ted in a Barcelona hospital are priceless. All this, and Mira Sorvino, too! Another winner for writer/director Whit Stillman.

1994 (PG-13) 102m/C Taylor Nichols, Christopher Eigeman, Tushka Bergen, Mira Sorvino, Pep Munne, Francis Creighton, Thomas Gibson, Jack Gilpin, Nuria Badia, Hellena Schmied; D: Whit Stillman; W: Whit Stillman; C: John Thomas; M: Tom Judson, Mark Suozzo. Independent Spirit Awards ‘95: Best Cinematography. VHS, LV

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