These four summer trip-thematic DVD titles will Director Julie Delpy lend you the travelling experience sans the longhaul flights.
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
The explosive duo, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, give a whole new meaning to vacationing in style when the two take on Europe. Jolie—in her usual role as a femme fatale seduces Depp, a clueless American community college teacher, in order to use him as a pawn in her mysterious plan. What follow are a series of finely choreographed shoot-outs and a game of chase, with an unexpected twist.
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall
Director: Woody Allen
When two wrongs don’t make it right, it sometimes takes a threesome to fix a faltering relationship. The Woody Allen film explores the nature of volatile relationships and the missing elements that come in unexpected forms. Vicky and Cristina, two American women, go on an adventure in Spain and fall in love with a free-spirited Spanish painter. When Vicky withdraws from the affair, Cristina ups the ante by inserting herself in the painter’s tumultuous relationship with his ex-wife.
2 DAYS IN PARIS
Stars: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Brühl
Director: Julie Delpy
There is nothing like two days in Paris to test the strongest couple’s trust and devotion. Marion, a French woman, and Jack, her overwhelmed American boyfriend, discover the true meaning of culture shock when the laissez-faire French attitude collide with the traditional American moral code in their two-day vacation.
THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY
Stars: Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett
Director: Anthony Minghella
With Italy serving as the scenic backdrop, “The Talented Mr. Ripley” uncovers a destitute con man’s determination to having the life of the rich and famous, even if it means assuming another man’s identity. The film is as much a cinematography masterpiece as a thrilling, entertaining ride.
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