I'm So Excited (film)
|I'm So Excited!|
Spanish theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Pedro Almodóvar|
|Produced by||Agustín Almodóvar
|Written by||Pedro Almodóvar|
Antonio de la Torre
|Music by||Alberto Iglesias|
|Cinematography||José Luis Alcaine|
|Editing by||José Salcedo|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Classics|
|Running time||90 minutes|
I'm So Excited! is a 2013 Spanish comedy film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, and starring Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas and Raúl Arévalo. The original Spanish title is Los amantes pasajeros, which has a double meaning of "The fleeting lovers" and "The passenger lovers". The narrative is set almost entirely on an airplane. Almodóvar describes it as "a light, very light comedy".
On an aircraft bound for Mexico, bisexual pilots Benito and Alex, gay stewards Ulloa, Fajardo and Joserra, and a plane full of bizarre characters are in for the ride that could determine the rest of their lives when the landing gear malfunctions.
- Javier Cámara as Joserra
- Antonio de la Torre as Alex Acero
- Raúl Arévalo as Ulloa
- Carlos Areces as Fajardo "Fajas"
- Hugo Silva as Benito Morón
- Lola Dueñas as Bruna
- Cecilia Roth as Norma Boss
- Guillermo Toledo as Ricardo Galán
- Miguel Ángel Silvestre as El Novio (The Groom)
- Laya Marti as La Novia (The Bride)
- José María Yazpik as Infante
- José Luis Torrijo as Sr. Más
- Blanca Suárez as Ruth
- Pepa Charro as Piluca
- Agustín Almodóvar as Air tower controller
- Antonio Banderas (cameo) as León
- Penélope Cruz (cameo) as Jessi
- Paz Vega (cameo) as Alba
- Susi Sánchez (cameo) as Alba's mother
- Carmen Machi (cameo) as La Portera
Produced through El Deseo, I'm So Excited! was financed entirely by pre-sales. Filming started 9 July 2012 in Madrid. Portions of the film were shot at the decommissioned Ciudad Real Central Airport, located 200 kilometres (120 mi) south of Madrid.
The film has received mixed reviews by critics; review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 48% of critics gave the film a positive rating, based on 104 reviews, with an average score of 5.6/10; the consensus states: "Campy, frothy, and proudly absurd, I'm So Excited! represents a return to light comedy for director Pedro Almodóvar—even if it isn't quite as successful a homecoming as some filmgoers might wish." On Metacritic, which uses a normalized rating system, the film holds a 55/100 rating, based on 36 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
- "I'm So Excited", the Pointer Sisters song that, as well as having been the inspiration for the English-language title, appears in the film.
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- Official website (Spanish)
- Official website (English)
- Los amantes pasajeros (I'm So Excited!) at the Internet Movie Database
- Los amantes pasajeros (I'm So Excited!) at Box Office Mojo
- Los amantes pasajeros (I'm So Excited!) at Rotten Tomatoes
- Los amantes pasajeros (I'm So Excited!) at Metacritic