Screened as part of NZIFF 2013
After a string of elegantly elaborated art-house hits exploring the laws of desire, Pedro Almodóvar regresses gleefully in I’m So Excited, his mock airplane disaster movie. Aerophobics can relax: the worst calamity that might befall anyone on board this flight is that they leave it without having shed their every last sexual inhibition. Satirising Spain’s dire economic situation, Almodóvar has his crippled plane circling the country in search of an airport that isn’t bankrupt and can handle the emergency landing. The world’s three campest airline stewards have drugged economy class into an unconscious stupor, which frees them up to entertain the stellar passengers in business, lip-sync to The Pointer Sisters, and, er, service the studly pair on the flight deck.
“A hugely entertaining, feelgood celebration of human sexuality that unfolds as a cathartic experience for characters, audiences and director alike.” — Jonathan Holland, Variety