A minor accident on the runway involving a luggage handler sets the mood for I’m So Excited directed by Pedro Almodovar (Spain) 2013. But the main action unfolds after the plane is in the air. Instead of proceeding from Madrid to Mexico City, the giant airliner is circling the country in search of an airport willing to authorize an emergency landing.
Both the passengers and female flight attendants in economy are sedated and asleep while an assortment of eccentric characters and an outrageous trio of male flight attendants in business class interact with one another and the two pilots.
However, instead of the usual heightened terror, the director serves up a hilarious mix of alcohol and sexuality along with a bit of music and fancy choreography. Even the name of the airline is suggestive of a male body part.
Now in theaters.
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