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.
A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Pepas's lover, Iván, leaves her and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. In her search for Iván, she confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she is. Meanwhile; ... See full summary »
Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and... See full summary »
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. Written by
Fajas wasn't such a mean character on the screenplay, but after a few days shooting, Pedro Almodóvar noticed that Carlos Areces was, using his comic instinct, making him meaner, because it was funnier like that. The director loved the change, so allowed it. See more »
The pilots state that one of the landing gear can't retract. The landing gear indicator - shown in excellent close-up - has three green lights and one red - this means three gear are down and fully locked and one is retracted. A proper combination would be three red and one flickering light. See more »
The good news: there need never be another argument about which film is Pedro Almodovar's worst. The bad news: this is abominably awful. My guess is that Almodovar just wanted to make a fun comic trifle, and more power to him. Unfortunately, the result is just so friggin' lame. Barely a single laugh to be had and so vapid it hurts. Hey, at least it still looks like an Almodovar film. A bunch of people in the business class of an airplane discover that their landing gear is severely damaged, so they decide to party it out with the crew. The English language title is a reference to the popular song, which plays during the film's most amusing sequence. The original, Spanish title is "The Passenger Lovers" because, during the climactic sequence, everyone screws. There are a bunch of plot lines and all of them feel unfinished
I was assuming I had gotten an edited version (with all the gay
stuff, I thought maybe the American distributors cut down some stuff for an R rating), but, no. I'd say at least it's short, but these 90 minutes are interminable.
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