Pedro Almodóvar’s new film Los Amantes Pasajeros, or I’m So Excited to us English-speaking jerks, is officially out in cinemas everyone! It’s obviously going to be totally weird because it’s by Pedro Almodóvar. Did you guys see that movie, The Skin I Live In? WHAT WAS THAT? Anyway, this film is more or less The Skin I Live In On a Plane. More importantly, though, the film shares its English title with a very famous song by The Pointer Sisters, which got us thinking: what other films out there have famous songs for titles? Turns out, loads. Because nothing in this wretched world is original.
Pedro Almodóvar’s latest brightly-coloured offering to the cinematic landscape is a hefty move away from the dark, stirring masterpieces that catapulted him as one of today’s most stylish directors. I’m So Excited is more akin to the likes of Airplane! (whilst being simultaneously the opposite, because Airplane! is actually hilarious and this film is not) than anything like The Skin I Live In. Shoving cheesy 80s wit and iridescent montages into a blender, I’m So Excited will try to convince you that tasteless stupidity, bright colours and nonsensical characters boasts a great film. Unsurprisingly, it does not.