'I'm So Excited,' a comedy about a transatlantic flight, never launches

Pedro Almodóvar's first comedy in some time was a promising idea, but the movie disappoints.

Sony Pictures Classics
From the film 'I'm so Excited' (l. to r.) Lola Dueñas, Laya Martí, José María Yazpik, Antonio De La Torre, Blanca Suárez, Carlos Areces, Hugo Silva, Cecilia Roth, José Luis Torrijo, Raúl Arévalo, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, and director Pedro Almodovar.

Pedro Almodóvar has become such a critics’ darling and art-house fave that each new film of his is greeted as an occasion to rejoice. But I haven’t been aboard the love boat with Almodóvar in a long time, not really since “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.”

His new film, “I’m So Excited!,” promised some of that film’s hallucinatory giddiness – it’s been a long time since Almodóvar made a flat-out comedy – but this farce set mostly aboard a transatlantic flight stuck in midair never launches. Grade: C (Rated R for strong sexual content including crude references, and drug use.)

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