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1,135 Ratings

I'm So Excited!

Los amantes pasajeros

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Spain, 2013
Comedy, LGBT+


The film follows a group of travelers who are placed in life-threatening situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. The passengers are defenseless in the face of danger, which provokes colorful confessionals that are their way to put out of mind the possibility they might be about to die.

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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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