News of a new Almodovar film is always welcome, particularly something like I’m So Excited!, which finds him back in full comic form. It’s a dizzy piece of candy-colored nonsense set on a plane where the attendants have drugged all the passengers in coach to keep them from complaining. Meanwhile, in first class, things get more interesting.
I’m So Excited! opened in limited release on Friday and will be expanding around the country soon. My full review is at Film Journal International; here’s part:
The Spanish title for Pedro Almodóvar’s newest film, The Amorous Passengers, is more to the point than its English title, I’m So Excited!, even if it doesn’t leave as much to the imagination. That’s alright, though, as the film itself doesn’t have much truck with leaving anything unsaid. It’s a fashion-magazine potboiler, gossipy and brash, whose attention keeps wandering south of the waistline…
You can watch the trailer here: