It's the weirdest thing, none of my friends liked Vicky Christina Barcelona, and yet they're all rooting for this film to win. I didn't think this movie was so special. Everyone's dialogue was witty and over-intellectualized, the story line was silly, and the setting was quite pretty. It was enjoyable, but not more so then any other Woody Allen film from the last 10 years. I don't understand its high praise.
It was alright. Not overly good, but not horribly bad either. I did enjoy the different writers / artists of the past that was a nice touch and the message was interesting. The format was a bit boring and it seemed like you had to really pay attention.
I still have to say my favorite Woody Allen movie is Match Point. I'm not a big fan of Woody Allen, but this movie I would suggest. The beginning is a bit dry, but when it picks up it really picks up. The ending twist is what got me.