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.
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?
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