Thursday, March 19, 2015


A supercilious American (Taylor Nichols) working for a Chicago sales firm in the title locale finds his life disrupted by an uncouth cousin (Chris Eigeman), a sailor on an overseas assignment. Like all of Whit Stillman's films, Barcelona is talky, intelligent, funny, haughty, and occasionally too light. As in Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco, Eigeman is a particular standout in a talented cast, which here also includes Mira Sorvino and Tushka Bergen who play romantic conquests of the two male leads.
*** out of ****