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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.

Director:

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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Trivia

This movie marks Antonio Banderas's 7th collaboration with Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz's 5th collaboration. However, this will be the first time they star in an Almodovar movie together. 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 »

Crazy Credits

at approx 6 minutes, the words UNA HORA Y MEDIA DESPUÉS seem to come out of the airplane's exhaust, as the plane flies across the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in BoJack Horseman: lovin that cali lifestyle!! (2017) See more »

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El Bello Durmiente
by Alberto Iglesias
© 2013 AI Music / Quartet Records
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a refreshing trip through the silver linings
24 March 2013 | by IwouldSee all my reviews

This movie is very funny, and yes, very light. Therefore, if you go to theater expecting another "Todo sobre mi madre", please be aware that you will be for sure highly disappointed - so maybe you should do something else. This is an "Airport" disaster movie, set in Almodovar's world and populated by his trademark characters. You can easily imagine the final outcome, don't you?

I found the result of this crossover wildly entertaining, and refreshing. But not silly: a couple of themes thrown in the story – the ones related to the supposed financial crimes of one of the characters - gave me the feeling that Almodovar is trying to say something even about the current situation of Spain and Europe (and the setting of the last scene, with all those empty interiors, that shameful waste of money, looks like a clear statement from the author about what should be actually called a "disaster" in nowadays world).

I am not Spanish: so maybe what I think about the relevance of Pedro Almodovar's work for Spanish culture could easily be wrong. Still, I am under the impression that you can hardly find in the whole world another artist that has so single-handedly influenced and changed the mindset of a country like this man has done for Spain in the last thirty years (and it's a long way, from "Marcelino pan y vino" to Agrado and his sisters). In my opinion, Spain has been made a better place, by the Almodovar revolution. God bless him.


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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:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,328, 30 June 2013

Gross USA:

$1,368,119

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,245,677
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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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