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I'm So Excited! Review

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3.5

Dave White Profile

About to lose control and... Read full review

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  • 3.0
    55

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    While the plot strives to be a raunchy-clever sex farce, it feels more like a leaden repurposing of Airplane with drunken pilots, mile-high dalliances and dancing flight attendants.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The actors are charming, but the movie is like a helium balloon with a leak in it.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    I just can't hide my disappointment, though, that the movie doesn't sustain anything like the brilliance of its best scenes, or even the promise of its preface.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Bruce Ingram

    I’m So Excited! is random, episodic and essentially meaningless, but it’s also a hoot. And if that’s all you’re looking for, you might as well get it from the master.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Jonathan Holland

    Longtime Pedro Almodovar followers who have secretly been hankering for a return to the broad, transgressive comedy of his early work will be thrilled by I’m So Excited, a hugely entertaining, feelgood celebration of human sexuality that unfolds as a cathartic experience for characters, audiences and helmer alike.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

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Outrageous Almodovar comedy has lots of innuendo, drinking.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that I'm So Excited is an outrageous Spanish-language comedy from director Pedro Almodovar. It centers on the idea that a commercial airplane's technical failure is putting its passengers in danger -- a situation that's played for laughs, with everyone taking advantage of the situation to benefit them: losing their virginity, drugging others so they won't have to deal with their panic, sharing (very) honest opinions, telling absolute truths they've never revealed, and more. It's told in Almodovar's classic madcap, over-the-top, sexually charged way, with plenty of swearing (in Spanish translated into English subtitles), lots of drinking, sexual innuendo, graphic discussions about sexual positions/adventures, and scenes of couples making out fairly aggressively and having simulated sex (no graphic nudity, but erections are shown under clothing).

  • Families can talk about what happens when people are in the throes of danger. Are the passengers' reactions, though exaggerated, believable?

  • What is I'm So Excited saying about life and its fleeting moments, and the nature of forgiveness?

  • How does the movie portray sex? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values on this topic.

The good stuff
  • message true1

    Messages: The specter of tragedy pulls people together and makes them question the way they live their lives -- or not. So why not live a little?

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: Everyone bands together, despite their disparate backgrounds, personal issues, and concerns.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence: A woman appears ready to jump off a bridge; there's talk of her obsession with a man. Men yell and scream at each other and scuffle.

  • sex false4

    Sex: No-full frontal nudity, but there's some cleavage, and erections are shown under clothing. Couples are also shown grinding on each other (ostensibly having sex) and in various sex positions. A man is shown with what appears to be ejaculate on his face, and characters discuss oral sex in detail. A few characters have sex with people who are high or asleep. Crude references. Virginity loss is part of the story.

  • language false3

    Language: "S--t," "a--hole," and more in subtitles. The movie is in Spanish, and characters swear in that language, too.

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: In Touch magazine is glimpsed, as well as Tropicana juice.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false4

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Tons of drinking (hard liquor), including by airplane pilots, and some smoking. A planeload of people is drugged with mescaline.

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