When a group of passengers aboard a plane fear for their lives, they reveal their deepest, darkest secrets.
The best way to describe Pedro Almodóvar’s latest, “I’m So Excited!,” is to think of it as “Airplane!” repurposed into a Spanish telenovela and staged by a maniacal gay cabaret troupe. So, no, it’s not one of the master’s more enduring works.
If you can get over that and are in the mood for a giddy trifle, this may be your bag of slightly stale peanuts. Almodóvar seems roused by the challenge of staging a madcap farce in the cramped confines of an airplane, or maybe he’s just roused, period: “I’m So Excited!” might be the horniest movie ever made by a major filmmaker. It’s broad, occasionally uproarious, a little wheezy, and every so often inspired. If nothing else, it beats an in-flight movie.