July 13, 2013

I'm So Excited (2013)

I'm So Excited (2013)
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Country: Spain

Review: Most of filmmakers get better with the age, as a result of experience and maturity gained through many different aspects, but this seems not to be the case of Pedro Almodóvar. His new sexual comedy, “I’m So Excited”, is an uneven and humorless private party, with alcohol and drugs included, on board of a plane to Mexico with serious problems to land safely. Its characters were simply uninteresting and shallow, consisting in the passengers of the first class plus the flight crew composed by a bisexual pilot, a straight co-pilot, and three gay stewards. The jokes, as expected, were all made around the subject of sexuality, but just a couple of them were able to pull out some chuckles. It seems that Almodóvar is self-content in showing us his shabby, flamboyant fantasies, without being aware that he is becoming repetitive, highly predictable, and tacky. Lacking substance or anything palpable, this is probably the worst film in the career of a filmmaker who, a few years ago, had the genius to create “Talk To Her” or “All About My Mother”. In case you are a fan of Antonio Banderas or Penélope Cruz, you can always stick to the first five minutes, in which they appear in just another ridiculous scene. Strictly disapproved!


  1. Sounds like an awful premise from a talented man. I shall be sticking to Talk to Her!

    1. Yes, you do well. This was a major disappointment.


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