I'm So Excited

User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
Watch On

Review this movie

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. Aug 11, 2013
    6
    Pedro Almodóvar is an accomplished and versatile director ("Women on the Verge," "Volver," "Talk to Her"). With this film he's moving away from serious subjects back to his zany days, but not to great effect. Almost all of the action takes place on a plane, where 3 very gay flight stewards tend to the pilots and the smattering of passengers in business class. There are unrealisticPedro Almodóvar is an accomplished and versatile director ("Women on the Verge," "Volver," "Talk to Her"). With this film he's moving away from serious subjects back to his zany days, but not to great effect. Almost all of the action takes place on a plane, where 3 very gay flight stewards tend to the pilots and the smattering of passengers in business class. There are unrealistic situations, silly dialogue and lots of homo affairs (including the film's highlight: the lip synch of the titular Pointer Sisters song). While it's sometimes fun, the unfocused structure and inane situations don't work. It's over the top in every way, except good. (in Spanish with subtitles) Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2013
    4
    Virginia Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli better stay away from “I’m So Excited” as he recently said that he wants to arrest any male or female, non-gay or gay, engaging in either anal or oral sex and that’s what this film is all about, especially oral sex, along with drugs and alcohol!

    There are 3 stewards of which one Joserra (Javier Camara) is having a long time
    Virginia Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli better stay away from “I’m So Excited” as he recently said that he wants to arrest any male or female, non-gay or gay, engaging in either anal or oral sex and that’s what this film is all about, especially oral sex, along with drugs and alcohol!

    There are 3 stewards of which one Joserra (Javier Camara) is having a long time affair with the married with children pilot Alex (Antonio de la Torre), the second Fajas (Carlos Areces) has a 3D set of a religious scene and is into gossip and tossing his hair while Ulloa (Raul Arevalo) believes sex is the answer for everything and has the co-pilot Benito (Hugo Silva) questioning his sexuality. All 3 stewards haven’t found a tequila they can pass by and camp it up lip synching to the Pointer Sisters recording of “I’m So Excited”.

    In second class all the stewardesses and passengers have knocked out with drugs making the psychic Bruna (Lola Duenas) who wants to lose her virginity before the plane lands to remark about the smell of farts and most of the film taking place among the business class passengers such as the ‘mule’ (Miguel Angel Silvestre) who keeps his bride (Laya Marti) passed out with the drugs hidden in his butt because it is responsible for her mounting him constantly. Norma (an Almodovar regular Cecilia Roth) a dominatrix, who has lost count of how many clients she has had, has an eye for handsome Infante (Jose Maria Yazpik) and there is a famous actor Ricardo (Guillermo Toledo) who is a serial womanizer. All drink, have sex and pop a drug now and then except for a banker Sr. Mas (Jose Luis Torrijo)a banker who doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of the cast but seems to be part of the director/screenplay writer Almodovar’s askew look at current Spain.

    Due to a technical difficulty the plane won't land until it finds an appropriate airport and goes around in circles and has to drop a load of fuel before even attempting to land. Though the plane can crash this comedy by Pedro Almodovar is filled with low, camp, trashy, tacky, naughty and attempts to be screwball comedy with moments of being kinky.

    This is a silly comedy by one of the best film directors and screenwriters in the business though he can get a lot of smiles having his cast talking about sex, especially oral, sorry Ken Cuccinelli. It is also nice to see Antonia Banderas and Penelope Cruz doing a cameo in the opening of the film.
    Expand
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Aug 1, 2013
    40
    It's pretty obvious that Almodovar at least was having fun making I'm So Excited. Ditto for his actors, who admirably go all-in for these roles. I'm glad they're having a good time. After all, somebody has to find a reason get excited about I'm So Excited.
  2. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Aug 1, 2013
    67
    Writer-director Pedro Almodóvar crammed actors he’s worked with over the years into a movie so wacky it defies analysis.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Jul 25, 2013
    63
    It’s amusing fluff, but from an Oscar-winning dramatist, this return to comedy is a bit of a letdown.