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Spanish fly flick hits the spot

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It's campy and flamboyant, feisty and funny. I'm So Excited is everything you love about the works of prominent (and gay) Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. 

I’m So Excited
Carlos Areces, Javier Camara, Raul Arevalo.
Directed by Pedro Almodovar.

Almodovar's finest work was All About My Mother, released in 1999, in which the maestro shows how he blends bittersweet drama with artifice and comedy. His early films _ Law Of Desire (1987), Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) _ were dark and twisted, but since the 2000s he's taken turns to be tender (Talk To Her in 2002 is a near-masterpiece) as well as lively and downright weird (The Skin I Live In, a sex-change thriller). When we saw the trailer of his new film, in which three gay flight attendants dance in front of passengers to the Pointer Sisters' song of the title, we gather that the Spaniard is going full throttle for the bright gay mode, and that's partly right.

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