‘I’m So Excited’ Teaser Trailer: Comedy on a Plane

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Two years after his superbly-crafted psychological body horror film, The Skin I Live In, Spanish maestro Pedro Almodóvar is shifting gears with I’m So Excited, a light-hearted comedy (very light, according to Almodóvar) whose narrative takes place entirely on an airplane.

Leave it to Almodóvar to find levity in disaster; the airplane in question happens to be suffering from a mid-flight technical failure, and in the face of death the crew dedicate themselves to entertaining and delighting the passengers as much as they can while they pray for resolution to their plight. If the above trailer lives up to its zany promise, then audiences should be in for a great ride – when the film arrives this summer.

Almodóvar has worked with several of I’m So Excited‘s cast members before: Javier Cámara (Bad Education), Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother), and Lola Dueñas (Volver) are no strangers to his cinema, and in fact Cámara and Dueñas have worked with him more than once in the past. They’re joined by Raúl Arévalo and Carlos Areces, both of whom featured in Álex de la Iglesia‘s The Last Circus in 2011, so clearly Almodóvar isn’t the only person here looking to try their hand at something with a cheerier, more buoyant timbre.

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For those unfamiliar with Almodóvar’s body of work, the celebrated director actually started his career by making people laugh – notably with 1982’s screwball comedy Labyrinth of Passion. He’s explicitly stated his belief in the past that entertainment is a key component of not just his films, but of all films, and that sentiment shows consistently across all of his work – even something weighty and dark like Volver. So if the change in tone between I’m So Excited and The Skin I Live In strikes anyone as odd, never fear; the unabashedly, joyfully wacky overtures captured in the trailer feel like they’re right in Almodóvar’s wheelhouse.

The more I hear about the film, and incidentally the less I see of it, the more my anticipation for it ratchets up. Without a doubt, I’m So Excited is one of my most anticipated films for 2013.

Are you ready to hop on-board with Almodóvar for his latest picture?

I’m So Excited releases in US theaters June 28th, 2013.

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  1. no


  2. Based on the thumbnail I saw, I thought this starred Michael Fassbender, Stephen Fry, and Colin Farrell. A bit disappointed it doesn’t.

    • I’ll be honest– I would totally see that version of the movie, too. Especially if Almodóvar remained at the wheel.

  3. ew

  4. Finally screen rant covers a foreign films trailr….. But ummmm yeah this looks stupid. Its a horrible teaser trailer.

  5. I don’t know. I have enjoyed his films before. But the trailer focusing on the sans-drag lip sync routine just doesn’t do it for me. Even though Almodovar is gay himself, aren’t we a bit past the time where this sort of stereotype continues to be promoted? I’ve met plenty of gay flight attendants, but the vast majority were “manly men”. Maybe it’s a Spanish thing. Can Spanish audiences only accept a film with gay people if they fit into a certain non-threatening stereotype?

    Anyway, not posting to be political or anything, but that IS my opinion on the trailer. I see nothing funny in the trailer, or anything that would attract me to the film.

    Hell, even the Pointer Sisters themselves weren’t THAT feminine on stage when they sang “I’m So Excited”!!

    • I don’t know if that’s necessarily something that’s restricted to Spanish audiences; I can’t think of a whole lot of gay characters in American films that fall outside that non-threatening stereotype, as you say. But for all we know those flight attendants could all be heterosexual, though I acknowledge the gay undertones you’re reading here.

      I’m mostly just interested to see Almodóvar go back to making what looks like straight up comedy. We’ll see how the social stuff pans out.

  6. Yeah, no. I dislike his movies and this “different direction” approach does NOT work in this trailer.
    The movie will probably be filled with gratuitous nudity like all of his films.

    • Any reason Almodóvar doesn’t do it for you?

    • Gratuitous nudity! Since when is that a bad thing. I honestly think people throw that phrase around a little to often. gratuitous violence & nudity. People are naked sometimes. Its keeping it real if you ask me.

      • I try to avoid gratuitous nudity in movies for the same reason I don’t follow people into the shower. It’s unnecessary and for the most part disgusting.

  7. Here’s hoping Almodovar goes back to its A WOMAN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN days
    That movie is one of my favorite comedy

    • It’s definitely one of his best, and I agree, if I’m So Excited is in that vein then it should be worth the price of admission.

  8. I’m surprised SR posted this D:
    I am on SR right?

    I’m hyped for this film, all of you hating don’t know nothing tbh. This is meant to be a fun watch.

    • Yep, this is definitely SR– accept no substitutes! And I’m glad someone else is amped for this as I am!