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I'm So Excited! | 2013 | R | - 8.3.5

A black comedy about a plane that mid-flight is found to be doomed to crash. As the passengers, pilots and crew all struggle with fear, they lightheartedly prepare to meet their imminent end. With Javier Camara, Lola Duena, Cecilia Roth, Hugo Silva, Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Blanca Suarez. Directed by Pedro Almodovar. In Spanish with English subtitles. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - A woman watches another woman performing oral sex on a man (we see the woman's head bobbing up and down near the man's crotch), and the woman engaged in sex appears to be completely asleep as the man explains to the woman watching that the woman is a "sleepwalker" and urges her not to wake her; the woman straddles the man and they engage in sex with active thrusting (the man's bare legs are visible and the woman is shown wearing a dress) and the woman, as part of the sex act, begins to moan and slap the man multiple times, and then climaxes and climbs off of the man; the man stands up (he is wearing brief-style underwear) and another man walks up to the sexually active man and stares at his crotch.
 A woman approaches a sleeping man, unbuttons his pants and appears to be performing oral sex on him (we see her head bobbing up and down), she climbs on top of the man (facing away from him) and grinds against him (no nudity is visible, and the woman is wearing a dress); the woman moans sexually and we see her face filled with pleasure; the man appears to wake up as the woman is thrusting on top of him and we see him staring at the back of her head. A woman walks through an airplane and we see a woman straddling a man as they have sex with the woman on top (the woman appears fully clothed and we see her wearing a skirt that is pushed up). We see two men appear to be having sex under a sea of fire extinguisher foam.
 A man appears to be receiving oral sex as he pilots an airplane and makes euphoric faces; we see another man with what appears to be ejaculate on his lips and he tells another man that he had performed oral sex on another man; the man appears shocked, before wiping the ejaculate from the man's mouth and licking his finger, and the man then licks his lips.
 It is implied that two men have sex in an airplane bathroom (we hear panting and moaning and see the two men leaving the bathroom together); one of the men is buttoning up his shirt and the other man kisses him on the cheek. A man and a woman kiss passionately.
 A woman tells two men that she believes she will "stop being a virgin" as she runs her hands down the men's chests and rest her hands on the men's crotches; the two men look at one another, confused and a third man watches, and then later makes a snide remark about the woman running her hands over the men's crotches to another man. Three men perform a song and dance routine, the men run their hands over their chests and then run their hands over one another's hips, and then make a series of pelvic thrusts toward one another; one of the men runs his hands up the other man's legs, and then pantomimes licking the man's upper thigh and grabs the man's crotch.
 A woman tells three men that she had posed nude for a magazine and then quickly became a dominatrix for money; the woman brags to three men that either she, or the prostitutes she employees, had sex with over 600 politicians. A woman explains vaguely that she had been a dominatrix for a prominent politician. A woman tells a group of people that she has tapes of her having sex with men. A man offers a woman money for sex tapes that she had previously bragged about; the woman then admits that she has never taped herself having sex, but embraces the rumor.
 A man tells a woman that he and two other men are gay, that another man is bisexual and the man then explains that the bisexual man is currently married. A man jokes that another man is not gay, and the man chimes in and explains that he believes that performing or receiving oral sex from a person of the same gender is not gay; a bisexual man then shouts that another man, who was identified as heterosexual, had tried to perform oral sex on him, but was unable to finish. We hear multiple men and women discussing how a man had performed oral sex on another man, including the recipient of the oral sex telling another man that he and a man had performed mutual oral sex on one another. A group of homosexual men joke about how men in the military would frequently perform oral sex on one another and one of the men jokes that it was because of the army that he became a talented oral sex performer. Two men discuss how one of the men had allowed another man to perform oral sex on him, and that it quickly became the two of them performing oral sex on one another; a man identified as bisexual argues with a man identified as heterosexual saying that the heterosexual man had begged to have sex with him previously, after attempting to perform oral sex on him. A gay man jokes crudely that receiving oral sex from a man was "just" oral sex. A woman asks a man how he was able to have sex with another woman, and he responds, "from the front." A woman tells two men that she had sex with a sleeping man. A man tells three women that he had previously had sex with a man; one of the women shouts that the man likes her and the man teases her, saying that it is because she looks like a man. A woman tells a man that she is sexually aroused and the man agrees with her. A man tells his male lover that his wife had begun an affair with another woman, which is why she is okay with the two men also being lovers. A man tells a woman that his adult daughter is a dominatrix. A man remarks that his wife's breasts appear larger and we learn it is because the woman is pregnant.
 A woman looks at a man's crotch, we see the outline of his genitals and she stares. A woman's cleavage is visible when she wears a button-up shirt unbuttoned deeply.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - We hear a thud as a woman drives a luggage cart on a tarmac and we see a man stand up, throwing suitcases off himself; a bloody cut is seen on his head, and we watch as drops of blood hit his cell phone while he is texting; the man is telling a woman and a man dramatically that he needs to go to the hospital because he is "bleeding to death." We see a small bleeding cut on a woman's temple and she tells another woman that she had been hit in the head by a bird statue.
 We hear a crashing noise and a scrape of metal, as we believe a plane is crashing; we later see people exiting the airplane through the emergency exit and no one is harmed.
 A woman climbs over the side of a viaduct and she appears about to jump until she is distracted by a phone call and we later see the woman, unharmed, climbing into an ambulance; we hear an EMT discussing that the woman was being taken to a psychiatric hospital. A woman excitedly tells another woman that a second woman had almost killed herself.
 A man slaps a woman to calm her. A woman almost snaps accidentally another woman's fingers closed in a suitcase. A woman makes a man promise not to slap her (the man had previously slapped her).
 A woman shoves her way into a cockpit and angrily chides two men. A woman shouts at an unseen person over the phone, and her conversation implies that the person on the phone should have another person killed. A woman asks a man if he has killed anyone and the man tells the woman that he has never killed anyone. A man admits to a woman that he had been commissioned to kill her, but has changed his mind.
 A man tells a woman that the plane they are riding in has a high probability of crashing and the woman panics, shouting that people are trying to have her killed. A woman tells a man that the airplane they are on could either crash or split in half upon landing. A woman tells three men that her job is to use ESP to locate dead bodies, and she is currently on her way to a contract job to find dead drug lord bodies. A woman tells three men that she had "smelled death" in an airplane, but is currently not smelling it, because if she were she'd be "retching." A woman tells another woman that she had seen a woman throwing objects from her apartment windows. During a phone call, a man tells his two unseen children not to hit one another.
 A man makes a gagging/vomiting noise off camera and a woman overhears the man vomiting. A woman tells a man that she would throw up if he ate anything. We hear two sounds of flatulence; a woman later remarks that an airplane smelled and she believed it was from flatulence.


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LANGUAGE 5 - 13 sexual references, 3 scatological terms, 9 anatomical terms (1 mild), 5 mild obscenities, 4 derogatory terms for homosexuals, 1 derogatory term for the mentally handicapped, name-calling (mad, crazy, useless cow, eccentric, ungrateful, grotesque, outrageous, loony, lunatic, desolate, experimental [sexual/anatomical term deleted], savage, pig), exclamations (shut up), 6 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh my God, God).


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SUBSTANCE USE - A man gives two men pills wrapped in plastic and he discusses how he was a drug mule and had been storing the pills in his anus (the men sniff the plastic and act disgusted), a man feed pills to his wife causing her to fall into a deep sleep and he later feeds her additional pills, we see an entire portion of an airplane filled with people sleeping and on multiple occasions and we hear that two female flight attendants had given the group of people sleeping pills, a man smokes what appears to be a marijuana cigarette and offers it to another man who turns it down, men discuss drug use and former addiction to heroin and cocaine, a man offhandedly discusses how he is a recovering cocaine addict, a man tells two other men that he is going to take a series of name-brand drugs and lists an antidepressant and a sleeping pill and a muscle relaxant, a woman shouts at three men after they reveal that she had been drinking a cocktail made with alcohol and a prescription drug, and a man remarks that he is praying for another man to recover from his drunkenness and drug addiction. Throughout the movie we see people drinking alcohol, flight attendants drink liquor directly from a bottle, flight attendants feed alcoholic drinks to airplane pilots actively flying an airplane, flight attendants offer people a cocktail made with champagne and liquor along with extremely heavy pain killers, flight attendants offer and make liquor-based cocktails that we see people drinking throughout the movie, an airplane pilot asks a flight attendant if he can order wine and the other pilot chides him, and people discuss different levels of drunkenness throughout the movie. We see men and women smoking cigarettes on an airplane.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Doom, impending death, anticipation, losing ones virginity, drugging people, alcoholism and drug addiction

MESSAGE - How someone chooses to spend the last moments of one's life tells a lot about the person.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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