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'I'm So Excited' review: Pedro Almodóvar does mile high comedy

'I'm So Excited' review: Pedro Almodóvar does mile high comedy

Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Screenwriter: Pedro Almodóvar; Starring: Javier Cámara, Pepa Charro, Lola Dueñas, Cecilia Roth, Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz; Running time: 90 mins; Certificate: 15

Pedro Almodóvar switches to something a little more frivolous after delving into the darkness with plastic surgery thriller The Skin I Live In. New comedy I'm So Excited is very much Carry On Across the Airways as he tracks the lives of passengers and crew on a flight from Spain to Mexico City.

It's as camp as Christmas and light as a feather, but there's fun to be had in this absurdist comedy in the clouds. Almodóvar regulars Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz make fleeting appearances as squabbling baggage handlers at the start of the film, but the baton is swiftly passed on to air stewards Joserra (Javier Cámara), Ulloa (Raúl Arévalo) and Fajas (Carlos Areces) for the mile-high shenanigans.

A landing gear hitch leaves the flight in a holding pattern,

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