I'm So Excited (film)

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I'm So Excited!
Spanish theatrical release poster
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Produced by Agustín Almodóvar
Esther García
Written by Pedro Almodóvar
Starring Javier Cámara
Antonio de la Torre
Raúl Arévalo
Carlos Areces
Hugo Silva
Lola Dueñas
Cecilia Roth
Music by Alberto Iglesias
Cinematography José Luis Alcaine
Edited by José Salcedo
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Release dates
  • 8 March 2013 (2013-03-08) (Spain)
Running time
90 minutes[1]
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Box office $11,649,332[2]

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".[3]


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.



Produced through El Deseo, I'm So Excited! was financed entirely by pre-sales. Filming started 9 July 2012 in Madrid.[3] Portions of the film were shot at the decommissioned Ciudad Real Central Airport, located 200 kilometres (120 mi) south of Madrid.[4]


I'm So Excited! was released 8 March 2013 in Spain.[3] Sony Pictures Classics acquired the American distribution rights[5] and released the film in North America on 28 June 2013.


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."[6] On Metacritic, which uses a normalized rating system, the film holds a 55/100 rating, based on 36 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS - I'M SO EXCITED (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  2. ^ Los amantes pasajeros (I'm So Excited!) at Box Office Mojo Retrieved 25 August 2013
  3. ^ a b c Ríos Pérez, Sergio (2012-07-10). "Pedro Almodóvar returns to comedy with Los amantes pasajeros". cineuropa.org. Cineuropa. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  4. ^ Busch, Simon (2013-12-10). "Spanish 'ghost airport' goes on the block". CNN. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  5. ^ "I'm So Excited (Los Amantes Pasajeros)". Screenbase. Screen International. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  6. ^ "I'm So Excited (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  7. ^ I'm So Excited at Metacritic

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