Just as New York City was the backdrop in Woody Allen's Manhattan, the stunning city of Barcelona is the setting for the romantic adventures of Vicky and Cristina. These two young Americans spend a summer in Spain, amidst the luscious Mediterranean sensuality of Barcelona where they meet a flamboyant artist (Bardem) and his beautiful but crazy ex-wife (Cruz). Vicky (Hall) is straight-laced and about to be married. Cristina (Johansson) is an adventurous free spirit. When they all become amorously entangled, the results are both hilarious and chaotic.