Just as New York 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 and meet a flamboyant artist and his beautiful but insane ex-wife. Vicky is straight- laced and about to be married. Cristina is a sexually adventurous free spirit. When they all become amorously entangled, the results can only be described as chaotic.