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Javier Camara, Miguel Angel Silvestre & Blanca Suarez are three of the stars of Pedro Almodovar’s I’M SO EXCITED, and the director’s first comedy in a while. They, like the film, are vibrant, witty, and, well, excited. When I spoke to them on June 14, 2013, Almodovar was the subject, as much as the film itself. It was Camara’s third time working the director (BAD EDUCATION, TALK TO HER, Suarez’s second (THE SKIN I LIVE IN, and Silvestre’s first, and each had a slightly different take on what it was like to work with him in this film. There was also a description of how Almodovar directs someone on a bicycle, and what it’s like for Camara to fly Spanish airlines now that he’s made such an indelible impression as singing and dancing flight attendant.
As for the film itself, it is in true Almodoviarian country, taking on love, sex, and death. All three come into play as a jet en route from Spain to Mexico encounters trouble with its landing gear, forcing it to circle endlessly while waiting for ground control to find them a safe place to try an emergency landing. The passengers in coach have been drugged, as have their flight attendants, leaving those in first class and the cockpit to deal with imminent death, and the erotic pangs that it evokes while the flight crew serves up a heady brew of potent Valencia Punch, an assortment of controlled substances, and Vegas-worthy floor shows. High-energy, social satire, and terrifying comedy, it’s impossible to resist its charms.
For the full review of I’M SO EXCITED, click here.
Click here to listen to the interview (19:45) I’M SO EXCITED — Javier Camara, Miguel Angel Silvestre & Blanca Suarez Interview..