What parents need to know

Parents need to know that I'm So Excited is an outrageous Spanish-language comedy from director Pedro Almodovar. It centers on the idea that a commercial airplane's technical failure is putting its passengers in danger -- a situation that's played for laughs, with everyone taking advantage of the situation to benefit them: losing their virginity, drugging others so they won't have to deal with their panic, sharing (very) honest opinions, telling absolute truths they've never revealed, and more. It's told in Almodovar's classic madcap, over-the-top, sexually charged way, with plenty of swearing (in Spanish translated into English subtitles), lots of drinking, sexual innuendo, graphic discussions about sexual positions/adventures, and scenes of couples making out fairly aggressively and having simulated sex (no graphic nudity, but erections are shown under clothing).

  • Families can talk about what happens when people are in the throes of danger. Are the passengers' reactions, though exaggerated, believable?

  • What is I'm So Excited saying about life and its fleeting moments, and the nature of forgiveness?

  • How does the movie portray sex? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values on this topic.

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DRINKING & DRUGS
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