I'm So Excited! (2013) Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Coté Soler, Antonio de la Torre Movie Review

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I'm So Excited! (2013)

I'm Not Excited

Over an hour into Peninsula Flight 2549's journey they have suffered a technical failure which puts everyone on board in danger but of course not everyone knows the full extent. Whilst the pilots deal with the issue in the cockpit the stewards are dealing with things in their own way and not coping with it well. But cope they must and keep things going for the passengers.

Something I have noticed when it comes to foreign cinema; their will be those who get a movie on an intellectual level even when there doesn't seem to be one. Take Pedro Almodóvar's comedy "I'm So Excited!", I have browsed quite a few reviews clearly from a variety of people as many seem disappointed by this movie which isn't very funny, is quite minimal and as one person put it "can't finish soon enough". But other's point out that this isn't a comedy but a clever movie about various things ranging from politics to a snapshot of mankind.

Now the thing is you are not here for what others say about "I'm So Excited!" but sadly I find myself short on words for it as I am in that group who didn't get it and who found it neither entertaining nor funny. Oh there are some scenes which will make you smile, an opening scene involving Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz is genuinely funny. But sadly the rest of the movie just doesn't work for me and it seems like Almodóvar may have had some good ideas but for what ever reason they never come over on the screen.

What this all boils down to is that maybe if you approach cinema on a more intellectual level you will find Almodóvar's "I'm So Excited!" both entertaining and stimulating. But if you go to watch this hoping to be entertained there is a good chance you will finish it still wanting to be entertained.