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I'm So Excited! (2013)

Los amantes pasajeros (original title)
R | | Comedy | 8 March 2013 (Spain)
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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are many references to Pedro Almodóvar's universe throughout the film. The name of the plane is Chavela Blanca, in clear reference to Pedro's beloved singer and friend Chavela Vargas and to another of his most cherished friends, the late Blanca Sánchez. The air company Peninsula is shortened in the plane top wing as Pe, Penélope Cruz's renowned nickname. See more »

Goofs

When the lady in the black shirt is about to jump off the bridge, she receives a call and answers the phone. She keeps talking, but the screen is on "home", showing the menu items which means that the phone is not receiving a call. See more »

Connections

References The Ritz (1976) See more »

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Extra II
by Alberto Iglesias
© 2013 AI Music / Quartet Records
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politics and cinema
22 March 2013 | by kimontheoSee all my reviews

The cine-goer attends this movie in order to "laugh" and "have fun". He/she ends up confused and disappointed. That's because he/she is missing the point: this is not a comedy, it's much more than that. Don't stay on surface, it's a political allegory in many ways. If the cine-goer could "get it" we'd probably be living in a different political order.

Spain and the crisis in the EU: the passengers (and viewers/cine-goers) in the second class are sleeping during the flight and cannot understand what is really happening. They have no right to the truth. The same applies to the viewer and critic, this movie is so clever that proves that the viewer/critic is also asleep since he/she can't get what's behind the "comedy".

It is only the A-Class passengers that are free of manipulation and have the right to know the truth. The crew could represent in a way, the "technocrats". However, they all have their own problems and ethics - it is criticized the way they came up to "A-Class".

Now, take a moment to think: why did we watch the first scene with Penelope Cruz? Just that the director lets his friends do a small guest part? It's a world where nobody is doing his/her job properly. Instead of that, everybody cares about his/her "personal world" which becomes that hilarious like when tweeting messages while bleeding. Further more, it's a world full of political corruption and economic scandals. When do they all come from? It's a world of a meaningless individualism. And, under pressure, it's all about sex. Hallelujah Sigmund Freud.


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