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Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the Tiff Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a March 3rd screening of his A Ferpect Crime and we want to give you tickets!TRafael (Guillermo Toledo) is the top clerk in a major metropolitan department store, where he has his pick of the female staff and clientele and his eye on a plum promotion. But when the promotion goes to a hated rival -- and when said rival ends up dead after a heated argument with Rafael -- the smooth-talking salesman finds himself in something of an awkward position. And things get even more awkward when he realizes that the...

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Blanca Suarez Talks I’M So Excited, Working with Pedro Almodovar, the Challenges of the Shoot, the Success of Her Fellow Countrymen, and More

Spanish actress Blanca Suárez turns in a captivating performance as Ruth, one of two ex-lovers abandoned by the same Don Juan (Guillermo Toledo) in Pedro Almodóvar’s high-flying new comedy, I’m So Excited. Ruth discovers that life in the clouds can be as complicated and precarious as it is at ground level, especially when sex and death are involved. Opening June 28, the film is a biting satire on the state of our world and features an ensemble cast that includes Javier Cámara, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, José María Yazpik, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas, and Paz Vega. At a roundtable interview, Suárez discussed working with Almodóvar again after starring in The Skin I Live In, his meticulous directing style, the challenges of shooting a bicycle scene pedaling up a steep hill in a dress and high heels, the enormous success of fellow countrymen Penélope Cruz,
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Javier Cámara and Miguel Ángel Silvestre Talk I’M So Excited!, Shooting in a Confined Space, the Casting Process, and More

Javier Cámara and Miguel Ángel Silvestre star in Pedro Almodóvar’s colorful new comedy, I’m So Excited!, that chronicles the wild adventures of the passengers and crew onboard Peninsula Flight 2549 when an unexpected landing gear hitch leaves their flight in a precarious holding pattern on their way from Madrid to Mexico City. Opening June 28th, the hilarious movie features cameos by Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas and an engaging ensemble cast that includes Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, José María Yazpik, Guillermo Toledo, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas, Paz Vega and Blanca Suárez At a recent roundtable interview, Cámara and Silvestre talked about Almodóvar’s intense directing process, how he creates a family among his actors and a cinematic world that’s uniquely his own, his imaginative approach to casting, the challenge of shooting in an extremely confined space, rehearsing a flamboyant dance routine with choreographer Blanca Li,
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Pedro Almodóvar Talks I’M So Excited, the Role of Sex and Death in His Work, Making the “Gayest Film” He’s Done in 20 Years, and More

Pedro Almodóvar’s hilarious new comedy, I’m So Excited, takes flying to new heights as his flamboyant characters embark on an unusual journey fueled by alcohol, sexual desire and the fear of imminent death. From take-off until emergency landing, fate weaves an unpredictable thread linking the passengers with other characters, and the plane’s tiny galley and cockpit become the settings for some of the movie’s funniest scenes. Opening June 28th, the film features cameos by Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas and an ensemble cast that includes Javier Cámara, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, José María Yazpik, Guillermo Toledo, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas, Paz Vega and Blanca Suárez. At the film’s recent press day, Almodóvar talked about the role that sex and death play in his work, how the song that inspired the title became the full-scale choreographed centerpiece of the movie,
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I’m So Excited Movie Review

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I’m So Excited Movie Review
Title: I’m So Excited (Los amantes pasajeros) Sony Pictures Classics Director: Pedro Almadóvar Screenwriter: Pedro Almadóvar Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Coté Soler, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Javier Cámara, Guillermo Toledo, José Luis Torrijo, Lola Dueñes, Cecilia Roth, Blanca Suárez Screened at: Sony, NYC, 5/7/13 Opens: June 28, 2013 If Generalissimo Francisco Franco, who led a fascist government in Spain from 1936 to 1975, saw “I’m So Excited,” he would be so astonished at its innocuousness that he might never have ordered sexual repression on the movie screen. So unfunny is this latest from the great Pedro Almadóvar—heretofore known for such terrific movies as “Talk to Her” (two [ Read More ]

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Music Make You Lose Control: Almodovar’s Return to High Camp Shenanigans

Fans of Pedro Almodovar’s early works, like Dark Habits and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown should be really, really excited for his latest, I’m So Excited, a bawdy, trifling, absurd breath of fresh air that sees the auteur return to zany high camp territory. However, while those early works had a playful subversive edge to them, this latest confection feels a little light on the transgressions, despite some memorably crass moments and minor politically minded jeering.

A technical failure to the landing gear (caused by two airport employees in cameos from Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz) puts Peninsula Flight 2549 en route to Mexico City in peril, forcing Captain Acero (Antonio de la Torre) and co-pilot Benito Moron (Hugo Silva) to fly in circles over Toledo. Economy class has been given muscle relaxers and thus are all passed out,
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Check Out the New Posters, New Images from I'm So Excited!

We have 2 new UK posters and have updated the image gallery for I'm So Excited, distributed Stateside by Sony Pictures Classics and in France by Pathe's. The Pedro Almodovar film opens in U.S. on June 28th, while U.K. fans can catch it from May 3rd. The film re-unites Almodóvar with Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother), Lola Dueñas (Volver), Javier Cámara (Talk to Her) and Blanca Suárez (The Skin I Live In) as well as many other of his frequent collaborators. Also in the cast are Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, Hugo Silva, Antonio de la Torre, José María Yazpik, Guillermo Toledo, José Luis Torrijo, Miguel Ángel Silvestre with cameo performances from Paz Vega and in their first film together Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.
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I’m So Excited Review

Pedro Almodóvar, one of Spain’s most internationally acclaimed directors (he’s won two Academy Awards to date), returns to familiar territory with I’m So Excited, his first out-and-out comedy since Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was released some twenty three years ago. Gone are the somewhat sombre explorations of dark, labyrinthine subjects found within his recent crop of dramas (The Skin I Live In, Broken Embraces), only to be replaced by all the necessary ingredients needed to make a frivolous, laugh-inducing and frothy farce.

When a technical failure caused by airport workers, played by Almodóvar regulars Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, forces Peninsula Flight 2549 to circle Toledo until a runway can be sourced and prepped for an emergency landing, the equally outlandish and excessive characters aboard – from the camp and sexually promiscuous flight crew to the novel business class passengers – turn to alcohol, smuggled-on drugs
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I’m So Excited Review: Almodóvar Delivers A Lazy Comic Misfire

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Those who have found themselves entranced by Pedro Almodóvar’s tendency towards the dark side in recent years – especially with his last film, the deliciously demented The Skin I Live In – will likely be disappointed by his latest effort, a low-key outing that somewhat recalls the director’s more playful early work, though lacks the wit to make its high-camp premise work.

It’s difficult to imagine that I’m So Excited (named after the Pointers Sisters hit song, which features in one admittedly uproarious, lip-synced scene) would do any business at all were it not festooned with the seal of approval that is Almodóvar’s name, because this mile-high comedy doesn’t so much feel like one of the director’s films as it does another writer-director trying to ape his style.

The premise is enticing enough – a flight bound for Mexico City appears to

'I'm So Excited' review: Pedro Almodóvar does mile high comedy

'I'm So Excited' review: Pedro Almodóvar does mile high comedy
Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Screenwriter: Pedro Almodóvar; Starring: Javier Cámara, Pepa Charro, Lola Dueñas, Cecilia Roth, Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz; Running time: 90 mins; Certificate: 15

Pedro Almodóvar switches to something a little more frivolous after delving into the darkness with plastic surgery thriller The Skin I Live In. New comedy I'm So Excited is very much Carry On Across the Airways as he tracks the lives of passengers and crew on a flight from Spain to Mexico City.

It's as camp as Christmas and light as a feather, but there's fun to be had in this absurdist comedy in the clouds. Almodóvar regulars Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz make fleeting appearances as squabbling baggage handlers at the start of the film, but the baton is swiftly passed on to air stewards Joserra (Javier Cámara), Ulloa (Raúl Arévalo) and Fajas (Carlos Areces) for the mile-high shenanigans.

A landing gear hitch leaves the flight in a holding pattern,
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Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘I’m So Excited’ Trailer & UK Release Details!

We’ve just received news from Pathé and Twentieth Century Fox about the release Pedro Almodóvar’s new film I’M So Excited! The film follows a very mixed group of travellers are in a life-threatening situation on board a plane flying to Mexico City and is released in the UK on Friday 3 May.

Their defenselessness in the face of danger provokes a general catharsis that ends up becoming the best way to escape from the idea of death. This catharsis, developed in the tone of a riotous, moral comedy, fills the time with unforeseeable confessions that help them forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest of dangers, that which they each carry within themselves. It looks a lot of fun, check out the ridiculous trailer:

I’M So Excited! re-unites Pedro Almodóvar with Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother), Lola Dueñas (Volver), Javier Cámara (Talk To Her
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Latest Almodóvar Comedy Has the Director's Biggest Opening-Weekend b.o. in His Native Country

Almodóvar comedy boasts the director's best opening ever in his native country (in euros) I'm So Excited / Los amantes pasajeros , the Pedro Almodóvar airplane-set comedy, had the biggest Spanish debut weekend ever for an Almodóvar film -- in terms of box-office receipts (in euros), though apparently not in actual number of movie tickets sold. Distributed by Spanish branch of Warner Bros., the comedy raked in $2.5 million at 298 venues this past weekend (March 8 - 10), thus trailing only -- and by a very small margin -- the Disney-distributed, Sam Raimi-directed Oz the Great and Powerful, which earned $2.61 million at 649 sites, as per box-office numbers found on the web site Box Office Mojo. (Pictured above: I'm So Excited cast members.) Needless to say, the per-theater average for Almodovar's latest -- despite a number of negative reviews in the Spanish media -- was much higher than the one for the $200 million-budgeted Hollywood flick starring James Franco: $8,415 vs.
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New International Trailer for Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited'

A new international trailer for Pedro Almodovar's upcoming 30,000 mile high-comedy I'm So Excited has arrived and yes it's in Spanish without any subtitles, but it would seem just watching it gives you a pretty good idea of the vibe in store even if you can't understand what they're saying. The film was already acquired by Sony Pictures Classics and opens on March 8 in Spain while a domestic date has not yet been announced. The story follows a group of people who are on the verge of a disaster with the whole film set entirely on a plane. The ensemble comedy is written and directed by Almodovar and the cast includes Javier Camara, Cecilia Roth, Lola Duenas, Raul Arevalo, Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Willy Toledo, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Blanca Suarez, Jose Luis Torrijo, Jose Maria Yazpik, Laya Marti with special collaborations from Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Paz Vega.
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Watch: Newly Expanded I’M So Excited Trailer

A newly expanded trailer has arrived to serve up another little teaser for a witty comedy entitled I’m So Excited, aka Los amantes pasajeros. New peek offers a very quick looks at Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, who make cameos in the Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In follow-up.

The cast includes Paz Vega, Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas, Raul Arévalo, Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Willy Toledo, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Blanca Suárez, José Luis Torrijo, José María Yazpik, and Laya Martí, respectively.

I’m So Excited opens on March 8th in Spain and Sony Pictures Classics will give it a U.S. release later this year, although earlier reports suggested the new Almodovar’s film will launch on November 22nd, 2013.

Plot details are still being kept under wraps, but it’s said to be set against a plane accident with various characters
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Watch: Spanish Teaser for Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' with In-Flight Song and Dance

Watch: Spanish Teaser for Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' with In-Flight Song and Dance
A new peak at Pedro Almodovar's latest, "I'm So Excited," has arrived. The Spanish auteur's cast includes Javier Camara, Cecilia Roth, Lola Duenas, Raul Arevalo, Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Willy Toledo, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Blanca Suarez, Jose Luis Torrijo, Jose Maria Yazpik and Laya Marti, plus "special collaborations from" Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas (who both appear in this new Spanish teaser) and Paz Vega. The two teasers below offer very little plot information, but assert that it may be the silliest entry into Almodovar's oeuvre. His last film was 2011's "The Skin I Live In." "I'm So Excited," will be released by Sony Pictures Classics next Summer. Watch the brand new teaser below: Rtve.es te adelanta el tráiler de 'Los amantes pasajeros', la nueva comedia de Pedro Almodóvar
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Full trailer for Almodovar's latest 'crazy' comedy

Pedro Almodóvar I’m So Excited trailer, with Miguel Ángel Silvestre Pedro Almodóvar’s upcoming movie, I’m So Excited / Los amantes pasajeros (literally, "passing lovers" and/or "passenger lovers") has a new and full trailer. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news (for non-Spanish speakers): it’s in Spanish, without subtitles. (Please scroll down to check out the I’m So Excited trailer.) [Photo: Miguel Ángel Silvestre in Pedro Almodóvar's I'm So Excited.] But don’t feel bad if you don’t speak Spanish. After all, even Spanish speakers will likely have to pay close attention to the one-gazillion-words-a-minute dialogue — which would put James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Una Merkel, et al. to shame. I’m So Excited plot I’m So Excited is set on an airplane flying from Spain to Mexico City. If the trailer is any indication, the plane in question has many more staff members than passengers. Perhaps not such a bad thing, considering
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Here’s Something To Brighten Your Day: Dancing Flight Attendants in Teaser Trailer for ‘I’m So Excited’

Hey, there, sweet reader. Today hasn’t been the sunshiniest of Fridays, so let’s take a break and watch something sure to elevate your mood. Pedro Almodovar‘s latest film, I’m So Excited (which was once referred to as The Standby Lovers, and has now clearly been renamed in honor of The Pointer Sisters’ song), has just sent out its first teaser trailer, and it is a delight. Drugs! Dancing! Lip-syncing! All on a jet hurdling through the sky! Get your tickets now. (Get it?) Back in June, we learned a bit about the film when Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz joined the cast, including its apparent plot: “a comedy…that’s about a plane full of people who reveal their most guarded secrets to one another when the aircraft starts to go down.” And that’s just about all we know at this point, though it’s certainly not essential for enjoying said first
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Teaser Trailer for Pedro Almodovar's New Comedy 'I'm So Excited'

An international version of this trailer for Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited was floating around earlier, but Sony Pictures Classics has now released a subtitled version for the film that will be hitting theaters in 2013 with a massive cast that includes Javier Camara, Cecilia Roth, Lola Duenas, Raul Arevalo, Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Willy Toledo, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Blanca Suarez, Jose Luis Torrijo, Jose Maria Yazpik, Laya Marti with special collaborations from Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Paz Vega. There isn't an official synopsis for the film, which follows a group of people who are on the verge of a disaster with the whole film set entirely on a plane, but based on what we see here it simply appears to be a comedy with bunch of goofiness. Give the trailer a watch below.
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First Teaser Trailer For Pedro Almodovar’s I’M So Excited

We told you last month that Pedro Almodovar planned to complete his The Skin I Live In follow-up, a witty comedy entitled I’m So Excited, aka Los Amantes Pasajeros, next month.

Well, the first trailer for director’s upcoming film set almost entirely on a plane, has arrived and it looks great.

Almodovar is re-teaming with Volver and The Skin I Live In cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine making it his sixth collaboration with Alcaine, this time to his comedic roots. I’m So Excited is actually an ensemble musical-comedy in the style and same realm as his earlier pictures.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it’s said to be set against a plane accident with various characters fearing for their lives and confessing their inner secrets, sometimes through song.

The cast includes Almodovar regulars Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas — a cameo appearances, as well as Paz Vega,
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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Pedro Almodóvar’s I’M So Excited

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Pedro Almodóvar’s new comedy currently titled I’M So Excited from El Deseo. The film, an ensemble comedy written and directed by Almodóvar, is set to begin production in July and will be released next summer. The cast includes Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas, Raul Arévalo, Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva, Willy Toledo, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Blanca Suárez, José Luis Torrijo, José María Yazpik, Laya Martí with special collaborations from Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Paz Vega.

The Sony Pictures Classics team has a long history with Almodóvar that began with Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown at Orion Classics and has continued with seven films at Spc, including The Skin I Live In, Broken Embraces, Volver, Bad Education, All About My Mother, Talk To Her and The Flower Of My Secret.
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