I'm So Excited - Review

Pedro Almodóvar's I'm So Excited! is set mostly on board a commercial airliner flying from Barcelona to Mexico City. The plane's interior is designed in airy light colors—baby blues, soft browns, and reds—that evoke the ''Fly me!'' '60s, and that's not the only thing about the film that's strikingly retro. So is Almodóvar's whole vision of sexual and emotional outrageousness. I'm So Excited! features three gay flight attendants who don't just walk, they flounce (there's no other word for it), and it's a little disquieting to behold what relics of high-camp bitchery they are. At one point they do a musical number, lip-synching to the title song by the Pointer Sisters, and Almodóvar, letting his camera dance and fly, makes you realize that he should do a musical. But the rest of the film is like a helium balloon with a leak in it. READ MORE...


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