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I'm So Excited! [DVD]

Javier Cámara , Lola Dueñas , Pedro Almodóvar    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Javier Cámara, Lola Dueñas, Raúl Arévalo, Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz
  • Directors: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Writers: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Aug 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BJ0RFL2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,684 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves. Directed by the internationally acclaimed Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodovar, with cameo appearances from Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.

“Full of FIZZ, Filth and Fun--Total Film
**** --Sunday Mirror
“Stylish and Subversive” ****--Time Out
“A rude, raunchy comedy of high-octane camp”--The Sunday Times

Special Features:
  • Making Of
  • UK Theatrical Trailer
  • UK Theatrical Teaser Trailer
  • Spot 10
  • Spot 25
  • Making of VFX
  • Creation of Airplane Crash site

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Spanish ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Making Of, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Teaser(s), Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: A technical failure has endangered the lives of the people on board Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: European Film Awards, ...I'm So Excited! (2013) ( Los amantes pasajeros ) ( I am So Excited! (The Lover Passengers) )

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The latest film by Pedro Almodovar is unexpectedly light but it is also undeniably funny. The unlikely source for inspiration by the Spanish auteur seems to be the hilarious film Airplane! (1980), which itself was a parody of the 1970s disaster movies.

A plane bound from Madrid to Mexico soon finds itself in serious trouble, flying in circles and looking for a runway for emergency landing after its landing gear is found to be broken (thanks to a couple of clumsy ground crew workers played at the beginning of the movie by Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz in very fast cameos).

With a plane male crew that seems to be about 80% gay (the movie includes tons of gay jokes), the first class (the tourist class has been conveniently drugged) includes a corrupt businessman on the run, a women who is both a psychic and a virgin desperately trying to end being one, an aging lothario, a porn actress (Almodovar regular Cecilia Roth) who claims to have hundreds of sex videos of Spains's most powerful men, and a mystery man who turns out to be a Mexican hit man.

The comic highlight of the movie has the three gay male stewards perform a campy cover of the Pointer Sisters catchy hit "I'm so excited" (hence the title of the film in English).

The movie is certainly not very deep, and some Almodovar fans will probably be disappointed, but those who watch it with an open mind and are not easily offended by raunchy humor, will probably find themselves entertained.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars strange, but not all that good 9 May 2013
By schumann_bg TOP 100 REVIEWER
I've decided to rewrite this review, feeling a year on that the film is not very memorable, except for the singing scene with the three camp flight attendants which is excellent. Javier Camara is very good, but seen to better effect in Chef's Special, which is an unpretentious, enjoyable farce. It seems to me Almodovar was at his best when he made his sexiest films - particularly Law of Desire, but that since Bad Education his work has declined, and this one isn't nearly as funny as it should be and feels very constrained in all senses, if having something recognisably his. His early exuberance was much more fun and has not been replaced by any real depth.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mile High Club - Almodovar Style 27 May 2014
By Tommy Dooley TOP 100 REVIEWER
You always expect something good from Almodovar and this is no exception, well almost as this is far from being deep as his work tends to be. This is a slice of whimsical fun all wrapped up in a potential air disaster. Also I remember this being advertised as starring Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas - well it doesn't, they both make a brief cameo at the beginning and that is it. The real stars are on the plane. This is Peninsular Airways and the cabin crew in Business Class are all gay - now whilst that might be a bit stereo typical it also makes for great fun.

Early on in the flight they realise that the landing gear is in a condition that could be described as `sub-optimal' making a conventional landing impossible. Meanwhile the passengers that have not been drugged start to ask questions. We also get to hear their back stories which range from being a dodgy banker, an international dominatrix, a would be nympho and a failed actor to name but a few. The cabin crew meanwhile do their best to distract the passengers by indulging in rarefied skills that include exotic cocktail making and cabaret. Seriously if your plane is going to crash you want these guys being the ones to tell you.

I absolutely loved this film; it puts a smile on your face right from the opening credits right up until the end. There is nearly something for everyone here and though some of the themes are dark it is all done with a flair for the funny. Javier Camara as steward `Joserra' is excellent he is also great in `Chefs Special' and `To Hell with the Ugly' too. That said Almodovar gets excellent performances out of all the cast and the song and dance routine is just too good to only watch once - definitely a keeper and so easy to recommend - I just wish I had seen it sooner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A farce... in a good way 9 July 2013
I loved this film. It is a beautifully crafted farce, harking back to some of Almodovar's earliest films but with the added polish and confidence of experience. You can see this in the cast, their pitch-perfect performances and the cinematography which, given that most of the action takes place in the cabin of a plane, is at times astoundingly inventive.
Yes, the plot is over-wrought, the characters are definite types (the shady businessman, the older woman with a secret, and so on) and the atmosphere decidedly camp. But from these elements the director weaves a story with real warmth. These people's lives and loves are ridiculous, he says, but isn't that true for all of us and those who govern us. Best get on with life.
If you don't like this kind of film, you certainly won't like this one. But if you do, you'd be hard pressed to find a better example. And did I mention I laughed til I cried?
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1.0 out of 5 stars A one off in more ways than one 7 Aug 2014
And so, your favourite living film director makes this.

I don't really know where to begin. It's coarse, it's lewd, it's not clever and it certainly isn't funny.

A comedy about a plane crash is as good as it sounds.

And yes, I got all the allusions to a plane going nowhere and the empty airport representing modern Spain, but really that's not nearly enough.

Awful. Don't watch; it will colour your view of one of Europe's great directors.

ps. If you don't believe me, check out Almodovar's filmography and the normally bursting awards panel suddenly becomes blank.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Almodovar at his finest
Just a wonderful, funny, brilliant film. Don't be put off by subtitles this is a most skilful, witty and brilliantly acted story. Read more
Published 2 months ago by MaH
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastico
I bought this for a friend, who loved it. It's a very funny film with an unbelievable yet gripping storyline. Very different from Almodovar's usual films, but worth watching.
Published 2 months ago by Alison
4.0 out of 5 stars An unusual film - very entertaining :)
I like the atmosphere of this film and the totally free and open minded way of telling the story. I think it's quite different from the other Almodovar films I've seen, but I like... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Zsolt
2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't really get off the ground...
I was so excited over a new Almodovar film, but it seems it was all a false alarm... It was entertaining but it didn't really add up to much, it didn't seem to have much drama or... Read more
Published 4 months ago by David Hampson
5.0 out of 5 stars Frothy Almodovar fun.
In an air disaster this is the type of cabin crew you need! Send all the passengers to sleep or ply them with alcohol. Almodovar comedy at it's best.
Published 6 months ago by Gareth
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Fun
Camp as Christmas but wonderful fun - Almodovar back to his fun best. Don't know why it hasn't been more successful
Published 7 months ago by Paul Johnsen
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
As an avid almodavar fan this is his weakest movie. Best scene is the lip sync to I'm so excited - but that 3 minutes cannot save this movie.
Published 7 months ago by john goode
3.0 out of 5 stars a bit passe
Almodovar is trying to revive the film genre ( high camp and gay ) of the early seventies when the gay film industry had gone forward in leaps and bounds trying to extricate itself... Read more
Published 7 months ago by azhar nik
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny but not his best
Enjoyable but not Almodovar's best. Like a smutty (in an amusing way) version of Airplane. Passed a few hours of fun with a slight underlying message about Span's economy but not... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sandybeaches
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I bought this dvd from Amazon and it arrived on time, it was in excellent condition and I enjoyed the movie very much. Thank you
Published 7 months ago by Imma
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