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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
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?
Positive Role Models
Everyone bands together, despite their disparate backgrounds, personal issues, and concerns.
Violence & Scariness
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.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
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.
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"S--t," "a--hole," and more in subtitles. The movie is in Spanish, and characters swear in that language, too.
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Products & Purchases
In Touch magazine is glimpsed, as well as Tropicana juice.
Drinking, Drugs & 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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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). To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Pedro Almodovar's whimsy and wit are on full display in this cheeky, irreverent, and outrageous comedy that takes a terrifying premise -- a plane in trouble -- and turns it into a party. I'M SO EXCITED is a planeload of fun, fearless in its attempts to shock and awe, with a brazen sexuality that's unapologetic and refreshing.
That said, it's lightweight compared to the acclaimed director's previous productions (like Volver and All About My Mother). The allusions to political power struggles (by way of a dominatrix) and a failing economy (by way of a financier on the run) add a little spice to the confection, but they don't amount to quite enough heft. Not that they have to. I'm So Excited isn't particularly thrilling, but it's certainly fun to watch.
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