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5.3
/10
1,191 Ratings

I'm So Excited!

Los amantes pasajeros

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Spain, 2013
Comedy, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

Something has gone wrong with the landing gear of a plane en route from Madrid to Mexico City. The group of eccentric travelers on the flight, defenseless in the face of danger, indulge in colourful confessionals, while the outlandish crew attempts to find ways to entertain them.

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I'm So Excited! Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Awards & Festivals

European Film Awards

2013 | 2 nominations including: Audience Award

Goya Awards

2014 | Nominee: Best Costume Design

I’m So Excited! goes through the frenetic motions, but Almodóvar’s heart just doesn’t seem to be into frivolous hijinks anymore. Most gags land with a thud, and attempts at cheerful naughtiness cross the line into repugnance—a scene in which a female passenger from business class has sex with one of the drugged, unconscious men in coach would hardly seem so hilarious were the genders reversed.
July 31, 2013
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I’m So Excited often feels like a throwback to the surreal, bubbly comedies the director used to make before he became a master of ironic sentiment. However, it lacks the pitch-black edge of those earlier films. But look closer and you’ll sense a lot more going on beneath the film’s candy-colored surfaces.
July 25, 2013
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Every safety sign looks like an erection, and Peninsula Airlines just sounds phallic. Almodóvar is basically exploiting what people presume an Almodóvar movie to be — bitchy campiness — in order to get some stupid telenovela fun out of his system. By the time you see a pile of suds bobbing up and down, the sight gags have basically driven over a cliff. Yeah, this is what people think Almodóvar is. But it’s Almodóvar for people who assume they can’t get Almodóvar otherwise. It’s Almodóvar for Target.
July 18, 2013
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