I'm So Excited (Los amantes pasajeros) Movie Reviews
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I did not really like this film and I do not recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film is a bit too sex-obsessed for my taste and the jokes were too campy, it was just not my kind of the film. I felt that the film never really took off and I kept waiting for it to do so. The film has many characters and more than enough storylines but it really lacked real funny moments. I think this film will appeal to a specific audience and it will be really appreciated by them but it was just not my cup of tea.
This movie should not be called "I'm So Excited" or "Los Amantes Pasajeros". What it should be called is CAMPY!!! It's a truly unique, zany, and wild take on a serious situation that had me laughing from the very first scene. I admit that I was looking forward to seeing it because it had a special guest appearance from my favorite actress and most gorgeous woman alive Penelope Cruz, but I gotta admit that by the time she rolled on to screen I completely forgot that she was supposed to show up. The story just takes over and you will be tickled pink by how funny it is. The three lead guys who play the flight attendants are super cute and super funny in their leads. It kind of reminded me of what would happen if Lutz, Frank, and the Harvard Nerd from 30 Rock decided to become flight attendants. It's a riot and it shouldn't be overlooked. Take your friends, this one's a total crowd pleaser.
I speak Spanish but even I had to read the subtitles to follow this amazingly wild and cuckoo for cocoa puffs movie which is as delightful and funny as any movie I've seen in a long time. The movie is kind of like that old 80s classic "Planes Trains and Automobiles" though it goes a lot longer and harder for the jugular. The pilots in the c***pit are having technical difficulties, and they don't want the plane to know because then everyone will freak the shizz out. So the flight attendants embark on this hilarious gambit to keep everyone in the dark, all the while not knowing if they will survive, much less keep the plane and the passengers intact. It's a movie that doesn't take itself too seriously but it does have a lot of fun along the way, making fun of everything and everyone that it can get its clown gloves on. You do need to be a fast reader though because the dialogue moves quickly and the subtitles are even quicker.
My guess is that most of the filmgoing public will flock in droves to see "The Heat" or "White House Down" this weekend - at least those who already saw "World War Z" and "Monsters University". The thing is that none of these movies really compare to the brilliant and marvelously entertaining experience of viewing "I'm So Excited" which takes the absurd and makes it a master farce. The story is all set on a plane that goes from Spain to who knows where (yes, chime in with your "the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain" rhymes here) and it's about how everyone on board is harboring a hilarious (and in some cases dangerous) secret. There are some minor cameos from stars like Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz, but those are distractions more than assets to the story. If you like foreign films and want to see something genuinely new, this is the film to see.
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