Tuesday 30 April 2013

Review: I'm So Excited! / Los Amantes Pasajeros

World of Blackout 77-Word Film Review

I'm So Excited! Poster

I'm So Excited! / Los Amantes Pasajeros
Cert: 15 / 90 mins / Dir. Pedro Almodóvar

Well, that was different. It's like someone had a dream about The High Life, translated it into Spanish and forgot to put any jokes in. Don't get me wrong, it's an intriguing character study, and is frequently smile-inducing, but not really enough to be called "a comedy". And I get the distinct impression that Banderas and Cruz are repaying a favour.

As suspected, the best part's definitely the musical number.

Is the trailer representative of the film?

Did I laugh, cry, gasp and sigh when I was supposed to?

Does it achieve what it sets out to do?

Pay at the cinema, Rent on DVD or just wait for it to be on the telly?

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Will I watch it again?

Is there a Wilhelm Scream?

And because you won't be happy until I've given it a score...

And my question for YOU is…
When have you been pleasantly surprised by a foreign-language film? Do you find subtitles can damage the pacing in comedy, when so much of the performance is reliant on timing?

Let me know in the comments box, there's a love ;)

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