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I'm So Excited! (2013)

Los amantes pasajeros (original title)
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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.

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Pedro Almodóvar
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... León
Penélope Cruz ... Jessica
Coté Soler Coté Soler ... Operario 2 (as Cote Soler)
Antonio de la Torre ... Álex Acero
Hugo Silva ... Benito Morón
Miguel Ángel Silvestre ... Novio
Laya Martí ... Novia
Javier Cámara ... Joserra
Carlos Areces ... Fajas
Raúl Arévalo ... Ulloa
Pepa Charro ... Piluca (azafata 1)
Nasser Saleh ... Joven étnico
Concha Galán Concha Galán ... Señora clase turista
José María Yazpik ... Infante (as José Mª Yazpik)
Guillermo Toledo Guillermo Toledo ... Ricardo Galán
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Storyline

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 Production

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including crude references, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 March 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm So Excited! See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,927,984 (Spain), 8 March 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,328, 30 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,367,846, 3 November 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,724,119, 31 December 2013
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Company Credits

Production Co:

El Deseo See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alberto San Juan had to turn down a role due to prior stage commitments. See more »

Goofs

It is stated that the aircraft can't get permission for an emergency landing at any airport. The problem with this is twofold. First, it's hard to find a reason why no Spanish airport would allow an emergency landing of an aircraft with damaged landing gear (it would be somewhat reasonable in case of, say, an epidemic outbreak aboard the plane, but not in the case of a mechanical malfunction). Second, even if the Spanish authorities for some convoluted reason won't give the crew a permission to land, a flight from Madrid to Mexico City has enough fuel on board to reach literally hundreds of available airports throughout Europe, including some of the largest airports in the world (Heathrow, Amsterdam-Schiphol, Paris-CDG, Frankfurt or even Istanbul-Ataturk) perfectly prepared to deal with an A340 with mechanical problems. See more »

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El Bello Durmiente
by Alberto Iglesias
© 2013 AI Music / Quartet Records
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Better than Expected
7 August 2013 | by legalearthangelSee all my reviews

The trailer does not look very promising. In fact the trailer looks cliché and kinda stupid. I went to see it because I'm familiar with Almodovar's other works. I love that most if not all of his movies have strong female characters. I also went because i'll just about anything with gay characters and I have not interest in seeing most of the crap that comes out during the summer.

I had to write a review after seeing all of the other bad reviews. This movie does not have some great underlining meaning and will not change your life. However, it is excellent for what it is: a comedy. That is not to say its completely void of any depth. No, once again Almodovar proves he is the man for character development.


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