When last we saw Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, he was making movies about grieving doctors cutting off people’s genitalia and making them wear strange body socks and live in brilliantly colorful houses.
And then, in December, a teaser for his next film leaked, and the world wondered: Could I’m So Excited really be that different from The Skin I Live In?
Based on the film’s first full trailer, released by Total Film, the answer is yes, yes, and yes. Watch it below.
I’m So Excited will involve, in descending order of quantity: a lot of drugs, a lot of dancing, a lot of sexual touching, a lot of swooning, a lot of cameos from Almodóvar regulars, and one very upset psychic with bangs. (“What did you put in this cocktail,” said psychic asks. The flight attendant responds, “An overdose of mescaline.”)
At one point, Penelope Cruz also appears to run over someone while wearing a neon vest and waving.
The film’s official description on IMDB is, in part, “When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment.” Does this mean the producer-writer-director is jumping on-board the trend of apocalyptic comedies? One other morsel muy interesante: the original title of the film was Los Amantes Pasajeros, which means, literally, the lover-passengers.
Sony Pictures will release I’m So Excited in June. Cálmate until then.