I also love VCB, and I'm a huge Allen fan, but I'm very suprised that you thought this represented something 'unlike his typical stuff'. Could you say a bit more? For me this is classic Woody when he is in his comfort zone, with all the humour, music, and bourgeois sensibilities in tow
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) 8.5/10
Really enjoyed this. The initial pull included, directed by Woody Allen, but unlike his typical stuff. Starring Javier Bardem, one of my favourite actors at the moment, and Scarlett Johansson, from the not so interesting Lost In Translation.
The film is sprinkled with short bursts of upbeat music, and narration explaining all that going on. Makes you want to jet off to Barcelona.
In fact, I'm getting a bottle of red on the way back from work and watching this again tonight. Cheers.
P.S. If you've not seen it watch his 'Scoop'. It wasn't well received, but Woody, Johansson and Hugh Jackman are great in it, and I really enjoyed it.