• R, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Pedro Almodóvar
    In Theaters:
    Jun 28, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 3, 2013
  • Sony Pictures Classics


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I'm So Excited! Reviews

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Thelma Adams
Yahoo! Movies

"I'm so Excited" shows Pedro Almodovar at his frothiest: shaking sex and death into a humorous cocktail aboard a plane in peril.

Full Review Source: Yahoo! Movies

November 1, 2013
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Despite an over-weighted gay theme, there's a lot to like in this colourful Almodóvar blast of joie de vivre, as secrets are revealed, desires unleashed and the complexities of relationships are exposed

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 15, 2013
Christy Lemire
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Despite the film's playfulness, it's still quite clear that we're in the hands of a master who takes the work seriously, if not the material or his characters.

Full Review Source: ChristyLemire.com | Original Score: 3/4

August 8, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

This isn't just camp, it's existential camp -- or, more precisely, an acknowledgment that the camp impulse is one way of dealing with the absurdity of life. 'We're flying around aimlessly,' a man says, 'and we don't know where or how we're going to land.'

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

August 8, 2013
Matt Kelemen

It's farcical, but not funny; sexualized but not sexy.

Full Review Source: AspectRatio.us | Original Score: 1.5

August 2, 2013
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Even though I'm So Excited! doesn't soar, the film is a fun flight.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2013
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A mescaline-alcohol-and-panic-fueled orgy of confessional dialogue, sex acts, arguments, confessional monologues, and more sex acts.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2013
Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman

For those who enjoy bawdiness with their comedy, I'm So Excited! will be catnip. For those expecting subtitled sophistication, look elsewhere.

Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman | Original Score: B

July 25, 2013
Graham Killeen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Almodóvar joins the mile-high club, setting his films' trademark sexcapades, overwrought telenovella plot twists and bubblegum-colored imagery aboard a doomed airliner.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

July 25, 2013
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's amusing fluff, but from an Oscar-winning dramatist, this return to comedy is a bit of a letdown.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2013
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette

Though it's a jolly good time, and there are amusing moments of mayhem, I'm So Excited! is not nearly as crazy as its hopeful title suggests.

Full Review Source: Montreal Gazette | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2013
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Almodovar muse Cecilia Roth is Spain's own Cruella De Vil. Almodovar regular Lola Duenas is a sexy scream as a virgin psychic.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B plus

July 12, 2013
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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The party in the sky comes to represent Almodovar's faith in the power of imagination, which allows us to transcend even the most horrifying tragedies.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 11, 2013
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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It's broad, occasionally uproarious, a little wheezy, and every so often inspired.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 11, 2013
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

A relentlessly entertaining lark that, like its setting, soars into the clouds, then discovers it doesn't really have a way to get down.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 11, 2013
Christopher Null
Film Racket

completes the gradual movement in Almodovar's work toward completely mannered farcical soap opera

Full Review Source: Film Racket | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 11, 2013
Josh Larsen

"...gleeful self-distraction in the face of impending doom."

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3/4

July 10, 2013
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

The joy of sex, the terror of death, and the eccentricity of human relationships has never been celebrated more cerebrally, or more profanely, with such viscerally sensual delight.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Almodovar is grabbing you by the lapels and talking into your face and making you see the life that's around you. "I'm So Excited" is frivolous, but it's the frivolity of a passionate and thinking person.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 5, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

It's fun for nearly half the flight.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

July 5, 2013
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