"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jan 072014

photo for “I’m So Excited!” left me decidedly unexcited. I’ve never walked out on a film in a theater, and I’ve hardly ever “walked out” on a DVD, preferring to fast forward if a particular film is boring me to death. But this comedy by Pedro Almodovar had me hit the “stop” button a grueling third of the way through. The film follows a flight crew desperate to divert attention from a life-threatening situation in the clouds — something is wrong with the landing gear on their airplane headed to Mexico City. So a trio of campy flight attendants launch into fits of lip-synching, boozing, drugging and matchmaking with the colorful assortment of passengers. What’s worse than sitting on a flight next to a crying baby? Flying with this group of boorish and boring characters. Extras: Two featurettes: “Presenting I’m So Excited!” follows Almodovar and cast members through a day of press, Q&As and finally the New York City film premiere; “Making I’m So Excited!” Vitals: Director: Pedro Almodovar. Stars: Antonio De La Torre, Hugo Silva, Miguel Angel Silvestr, Laya Marti, Javier Camara, Carlos Areces, Raul Arevalo, Jose Maria Yazpik, Guillermo Toledo, Jose Luis Torrijo, Lola Duenas, Cecilia Roth, Blanca Suarez. 2013 — Spain, CC, MPAA rating: R, 102 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $1.359 million, Sony. 2 stars

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